“The Freehold on the Plain”


The singer reports that he is now a "broken-down old squatter, my cash it is all gone." He once had a fine holding, a mansion, and a good wife -- but he turned to speculation, and now "I've lost that little freehold on the plain."

Cross references


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 174-175, "The Freehold on the Plain" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 166-167, "Freehold on the Plain" (1 text)
  3. BI, FaE174


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Paterson's _Old Bush Songs_)
Found in: Australia