“The Shearer and the Swaggie”


A gun shearer finishes his work, collects his pay, and takes to the road. He meets a swaggie; they camp. In the night, afraid for his pay, he flees at a noise. The swaggie also runs, afraid of the shearer. They meet again and wonder why they are running


  1. Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 147-149, "The Shearer and the Swaggie" (1 tune)
  2. BI, MCB147


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1987
Keywords: money rambling hobo sheep
Found in: Australia