“The Sheepwasher's Lament”


"Come now, ye sighing washers all, Join in my doleful lay, Mourn for the times none can recall." The singer remembers good days: "The master was a worker then, The servant was a man." But since the sixties, conditions have grown much worse


  1. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 204-207, "The Sheepwasher's Lament" (1 text)
  2. BI, PFS204


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Paterson's _Old Bush Songs_)
Keywords: hardtimes sheep work