DESCRIPTION: "I'm an ordinary joker, getting old before my time, For my heart's in Taumarunui on the Main Trunk LIne." A hauler, he stops regularly at Taumarunui for breaks. There he meets a "Sheila" and falls in love. She changes her work hours to avoid him
AUTHOR: Words: Peter Cape (source: Garland-FacesInTheFirelight-NZ)
EARLIEST DATE: 2009 (Garland-FacesInTheFirelight-NZ)
KEYWORDS: love courting food rejection New Zealand
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Garland-FacesInTheFirelight-NZ, pp. 41, 223-224, "Taumarunui" (fragments of the text, none complete)
NOTES [58 words]: Although written by Peter Cape, a New Zealander, if the song is traditional, it appears to be in Australia. According to Garland, it is found there under the title "Cootamundra." I'm assuming that changing the name of the town in which the action happens qualifies as the folk process, and including the piece. But I'll admit to being dubious. - RBW
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