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)

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

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