Fine Fat Saucy Chinaman, The
DESCRIPTION: "I'll sing a little ditty, which I trust you'll not think flat, Of a fine fat saucy Chinaman Who lives on Ballarat." He digs in ground others say has no gold, and finds enough to live. Others complain. He must pay a tax for being Chinese. He needs a wife
AUTHOR: Charles R. Thatcher (1831-1878)?
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (AndersonStory)
KEYWORDS: China worker Australia marriage gold
REFERENCES (1 citation):
AndersonStory, pp. 99-101, "The Fine Fat Saucy Chinaman" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: 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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