Flash Jack from Gundagai
DESCRIPTION: The singer describes all the places he has sheared -- and some of the problems he's faced. He declares, "They know me round the country as Flash Jack from Gundagai." When possible, he prefers "Shearing for old Tom Patterson on the One Tree Plain."
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Paterson's _Old Bush Songs_)
KEYWORDS: sheep work rambling Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 146, "Flash Jack from Gundagai" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, pp. 134-135, "Flash Jack from Gundagai" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 243-245, "Flash Jack from Gundagai" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: A. K. MacDougall, _An Anthology of Classic Australian Lore_ (earlier published as _The Big Treasury of Australian Foiklore_), The Five Mile Press, 1990, 2002, p. 255-256, "Flash Jack from Gundagai" (1 text)
A. L. Lloyd, "Flash Jack from Gundagai" (on Lloyd3, Lloyd10) (Lloyd4, Lloyd8)
NOTES [55 words]: According to Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal, A Guide to Australian Folklore, Kangaroo Press, 2003, p. 112, "The 'One-Tree Plain' referred to in the song was part of Tom Patterson's Ulong station on the Riverina" -- the Riverina being, very roughly, the watershed of the Murray and Murrumbidgee in New South Wales and Victoria.
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