Squatter's Man, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come, all ye lads, and list to me, That's left your homes and crossed the sea." The singer, newly come to Australia, tries to find a job with a squatter. He complains about all the tasks asked of him. He would rather be a bushranger than stay in that job
AUTHOR: probably A. B. "Banjo" Paterson (1864-1941)
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Old Bush Songs Composed and Sung During the Bushranging and Overlanding Days)
KEYWORDS: emigration Australia hardtimes work
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
AndersonStory, pp. 149-151, "The Squatter's Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Bill Beatty, _A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions_, 1960 (I use the 1969 Walkabout Paperbacks edition), pp. 278-279, "The Squatter's Man" (1 text)

File: BBTAF278

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