Swagman, The

DESCRIPTION: "Kind friends, pray give attention To this my little song, Some rum things I will mention And I'll not detain you long." The swagman bought a pair of shears, but couldn't shear. Now he travels the country seeking short-term work. He says he is not a tramp
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Beatty)
KEYWORDS: work travel hardtimes sheep
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
AndersonStory, pp. 157-158,"The Swagman" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Bill Beatty, _A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions_, 1960 (I use the 1969 Walkabout Paperbacks edition), pp. 285-286, "The Swagman" (1 text)

Roud #9109
File: BBTAF285

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