Altered Days

DESCRIPTION: "When to New Zealand first I cam', Poor and duddy, poor and duddy... It was a happy day, Sirs." At home, he was hungry and ill-clothed, and the landlord was after him. "But now it's altered days"; there is plenty to eat and he doesn't even have to work
AUTHOR: John Barr (source: Colquhoun-NZ; Sinclair)
EARLIEST DATE: 1861 (Barr, Poems and Songs, according to Colquhoun-NZ)
KEYWORDS: emigration New Zealand poverty hardtimes
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Colquhoun-NZ, p. 24, "Altered Days" (1 text, 1 tune) (p. 14 in the 1972 edition)
ADDITIONAL: Keith Sinclair, _A History of New Zealand_, 1959, 1969, 1991 (I use the 1991 Penguin paperback edition), pp. 96-97, "(no title)" (1 excerpt)

Barbie and Neil Colquhoun, "Altered Days" (on NZSongYngCntry)
File: Cold014

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