Jackie Jackie

DESCRIPTION: "Jackie Jackie was a smart young fellow... Yet he sat by the river of his people Underneath a great gum tree." Jackie's ancestral life is described. It is pointed out that the whites took this away, substituting liquor and gambling
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968
KEYWORDS: Australia discrimination
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson, p. 147, "Jackie Jackie" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: "Jackie" is, of course, white slang for an Australian aborigine. The song is surprisingly balanced in its outlook -- probably because it is believed to be of aboriginal origin. - RBW
File: MA147

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