Friendly Road (A Meeting; He Came from Maoriland)

DESCRIPTION: "He wasn't very clever, and he wasn't very good... But I hailed him as a brother, for -- he came from Maoriland." The speaker didn't really like other fellow,a shearer sailing away. But he drinks the other's health "for the sake of... dear old Maoriland"
AUTHOR: "Taiwai" (source: Bailey/Roth-ShantiesByTheWay-NZ)
EARLIEST DATE: 1894 (Auckland "Weekly Standard," according to Bailey/Roth-ShantiesByTheWay-NZ)
KEYWORDS: separation New Zealand emigration
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Bailey/Roth-ShantiesByTheWay-NZ, p. 126, "A Meeting" (1 text)
Colquhoun-NZ-Folksongs-SongOfAYoungCountry, p. 73, "Friendly Road" (1 text, 1 tune) (p. 46 in the 1972 edition)

File: BaRo126

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