I've Been to Australia, Oh!
DESCRIPTION: The singer warns, "So now my friends, take my advice, and never think to go Or you will rue the day you went to Australia-oh." While there, his wife, money, and clothes were stolen. Facing with high prices, he has to do manual labour. He hopes to go home
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (Old Bush Songs); Ron Edwards reportedly found a version dated 1862
KEYWORDS: Australia poverty work hardtimes emigration robbery
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 106-107, "I've Been to Australia, Oh!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 105-108, "I've Been to Australia-o" (1 text)
cf. "The Pommy's Lament" (theme)
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