Voyage to Australia, THe
DESCRIPTION: "Left Plymouth one day in July and soon was on the ocean," getting sick in the Bay of Biscay. The passengers on their way to Australia fish for and catch a shark. The passengers pretend to see a ship and other sights
AUTHOR: Charles R. Thatcher (1831-1878)? (source: AndersonStory)
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (AndersonStory)
KEYWORDS: immigration ship travel trick
REFERENCES (1 citation):
AndersonStory, pp. 29-30, "The Voyage to Australia" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [43 words]: Anderson does not state that this was set to the tune of "Bow Wow Wow," but that is the tune he uses.
For brief background on Charles Thatcher's career, see the notes to "Where's Your License?" For an extensive collection of his songs, see AndersonStory. - RBW
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