One of the Has-Beens

DESCRIPTION: "I'm one of the has-beens, a shearer I mean. I once was a ringer and I used to shear clean... But you may not believe me, for I can't do it now." The shearer recalls the greats he used to shear with, and remains determined to shear as long as he can
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (Stewart/Keesing, _Old Bush Songs_)
KEYWORDS: sheep work age
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 156-157, "One of the Has-Beens" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 194-195, "One of the Has-Beens" (1 text)

ST FaE156 (Full)
RECORDINGS:
John Greenway, "One of the Has-Beens" (on JGreenway01)
File: FaE156

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