“The Murrumbigdee Shearer”


"Come, all you jolly natives, and I'll relate to you Some of my observations -- adventures, too, a few." The singer tells of the stations he has visited to ask for work. Denied employment, he has stolen and even burned the place. He ends up in prison

Cross references


  1. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 192-193, "The Murrumbidgee Shearer" (1 text)
  2. BI, PFS192


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Paterson, _Old Bush Songs_)
Keywords: work hardtimes prison
Found in: Australia