Old Man Kangaroo, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer and Bill Chippen are out of food when they spot a kangaroo. Chippen attacks the beast, which seizes him. The singer shoves his tucker-bag over the 'roo, then cuts off its tail. The animal drops dead; the two feed on its tail
AUTHOR: "Tom Tallfern," according to _The Australian Journal_
EARLIEST DATE: 1871 (_The Australian Journal_, according to Paterson/Fahey/Seal)
KEYWORDS: animal fight Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 40-41, "The Old Man Kangaroo" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 303-305, "Tailing a Kangaroo" (1 text)

File: MA040

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