“The Pommy's Lament”


The singer warns against moving to Australia. He was well-off when he went, but his ship is nearly wrecked. He is robbed by an outlaw. There is no good land available. After further misadventures, he finds himself breaking rocks and wishing for home

Cross references


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 207-208, "The Pommy's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Manifold-PASB, pp. 30-31, "The Pommy's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BI, MA207


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1842 (broadside)
Found in: Australia