“The Girls of Ulan”


"The girls from Ulan need no schoolin' For blucher boots are all the go. And how their hobnail boots they rattle On that hard and slippery floor, Like a mob of Queensland cattle On the rush at four...."


It's not entirely clear whether these two songs are the same -- particularly since both are fragmentary. The first insults the Ulan girls, and has no tune; the second praises them. One may be a parody, or they may be complimentary fragments. For the moment, pending fuller versions, I'm lumping them together on the principle that they're about the same subject. - RBW


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 213-214, "The Girls of Ulan" (1 text)
  2. Meredith/Covell/Brown, p. 291, "Ulan Girls" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BI, MA213


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: clothes
Found in: Australia