“The Hut that's Upside Down”


The singer has travelled many places, but now is "anchored hard and fast in the hut that's upside down." He describes the wild behaviors there -- gambling, frantic shearing, and watching the cook beat a brownie or dance a highland fling


Thought to refer to a shed in Big Burrawang in New South Wales. Meredith and Anderson report that this shed was "so big that a wooden tramway ran around it to move the wool." - RBW


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 58-59, "The Hut that's Upside Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA058


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955
Found in: Australia