Colonial Experience

DESCRIPTION: The singer, newly arrived in Sydney, sees sights unlike any he's seen before. He also experiences firsthand the heat and drought, and has to work very hard. The mosquitoes and ants are always pestering him. It's an uncomfortable, laborious life
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Paterson, _Old Bush Songs_)
KEYWORDS: work Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Anderson-StoryOfAustralianFolksong, pp. 159-161, "Colonial Experience" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fahey-Eureka-SongsThatMadeAustralia, pp. 60-61, "Colonial Experience" (1 text, 1 tune -- a reworked version)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal-OldBushSongs-CentenaryEdition, pp. 111-113, "Colonial Experience" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Bill Wannan, _The Australians: Yarns, ballads and legends of the Australian tradition_, 1954 (page references are to the 1988 Penguin edition), pp. 186-187, "Colonial Experience" (1 text)

Roud #9110
File: FaE060

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