“The Mustering Song”


The station owner gathers the crew for mustering day. The workers head out to gather the herd when the old man is thrown into a tree and dies. The next day, the singer sees the man's ghost in his usual place, smoking his usual clay (pipe)

Cross references


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 158-159, "The Mustering Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Manifold-PASB, pp. 80-81, "Mustering Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 226-227, "The Mustering Song" (1 text)
  4. BI, FaE158


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1894 (The Queenslander)
Found in: Australia