Freehold on the Plain, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer reports that he is now a "broken-down old squatter, my cash it is all gone." He once had a fine holding, a mansion, and a good wife -- but he turned to speculation, and now "I've lost that little freehold on the plain."
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Paterson's _Old Bush Songs_)
KEYWORDS: commerce poverty rambling Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (3 citations):
AndersonStory, pp. 145-146, "The Freehold on the Plain" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 174-175, "The Freehold on the Plain" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 166-167, "Freehold on the Plain" (1 text)
cf. "Little Joe the Wrangler" [Laws B5] (tune) and references there
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