Woolloomooloo

DESCRIPTION: The singer describes his shady life since his birth in Woolloomooloo. His father is a drunkard, and his parents fight so often that "Half the time they used to spend in jail." The singer eventually turns to robbery, and ends up in prison himself.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973
KEYWORDS: family children crime prison Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 194-195, "Woolloomooloo" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, WOOLOO

Roud #22609
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Woolloomooloo Lair
My Name is McCarty
My Name is McCarthy
NOTES: Woolloomooloo is an inner suburb of Sydney; at one time it had a rather bad reputation. - RBW
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File: FaE194

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