Along the Road the Old Man Came

DESCRIPTION: "Along the road the old man came, Worn and weary, footsore and lame, Stopped at the creek near the roadman's camp." He makes his tea and tells how, for weeks, he has been looking for work and finding none; he has been begging and sleeping outside
AUTHOR: John FIsher Dakers (source: GarlandFaces-NZ)
EARLIEST DATE: 1969 (GarlandFaces-NZ); reportedly written 1928
KEYWORDS: worker hardtimes travel
FOUND IN: New Zealand
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GarlandFaces-NZ, p. 281, "(Along the road the old man came)" (1 text, which Garland "collected" from the poet's daughter; it's not really clear if it is a song, or if it was in oral tradition)
File: Garl281

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