“The Wallaby Brigade”


The singer boasts of the life of the swagman. He gives advice for finding (or not finding) work, and surviving the travelling life. "When the shearing's at an end we'll go fishing in the bend, Then hurrah for the Wallaby Brigade."


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 186-187, "The Wallaby Brigade" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 288-290, "The Wallaby Brigade" (1 text)
  3. BI, FaE186


Alternate titles: “cf. "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" (tune)”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Paterson, _Old Bush Songs_)
Found in: Australia