Sweet Alice

DESCRIPTION: Australian parody of "Ben Bolt" in which Sweet Alice becomes an Aborigine woman: "Oh, don't you remember sweet Alice, Dan Holt, the lubra so dusky and dark." The singer recalls the hard times of an Australian migrant worker
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Beatty)
KEYWORDS: work derivative mining gambling bug
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Bill Beatty, _A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions_, 1960 (I use the 1969 Walkabout Paperbacks edition), pp. 309-310, "Sweet Alice" (1 text)
File: Beat309

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