Sixteen Thousand Miles from Home

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, I'm sixteen thousand miles from home... To think that I should humble down To come out here stone-breaking." The new immigrant is met by a local contractor, who flatters him and tricks him into a menial job. (The singer prefers to join the army)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1955
KEYWORDS: emigration work
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 67, 131-132, "Sixteen Thousand Miles from Home" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 72-73, "Sixteen Thousand Miles from Home" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, pp. 32-33, "Sixteen Thousand Miles from Home" (1 text, 1 tune)
Meredith/Covell/Brown, p. 195, "Sixteen Thousand Miles" (1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 122-124, "I'm Sixteen Thousand Miles from Home" (1 text)

File: MA067

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