“The Old Man Kangaroo”


The singer and Bill Chippen are out of food when they spot a kangaroo. Chippen attacks the beast, which seizes him. The singer shoves his tucker-bag over the 'roo, then cuts off its tail. The animal drops dead; the two feed on its tail


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 40-41, "The Old Man Kangaroo" (1 text, 2 tunes)
  2. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 303-305, "Tailing a Kangaroo" (1 text)
  3. BI, MA040


Author: "Tom Tallfern," according to _The Australian Journal_
Earliest date: 1871 (_The Australian Journal_, according to Paterson/Fahey/Seal)
Keywords: animal fight Australia
Found in: Australia