Cargo Workers

DESCRIPTION: "I lift the cargo from out of hold (x3), It's ruddy heavy, but it ain't gold." "I lift the lamp-black from out the hold (x3), It's ruddy sooty, but it ain't coal." It's a dangerous job, but he'll work until he's old. He's a wharfie, and a wharfie's son
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (Bailey/Roth-NZ)
KEYWORDS: work nonballad
FOUND IN: New Zealand
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Bailey/Roth-NZ, p. 141, "Cargo Workers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Colquhoun-NZ, p. 82, "Cargo Workers" (1 text, 1 tune) (p. 61 in the 1972 edition)

RECORDINGS:
Driving Creek, "Cargo Workers" (on NZSongYngCntry)
File: BaRo141

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.