Wallaby Track, The

DESCRIPTION: "Roll up your bundle and make a neat swag, Collar onto your billycan and the old tuckerbag. It's no disgrace to be seen with your swag on your back, While searching for work on the wallaby track."
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: Australia work rambling
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson, p. 186, "The Wallaby Track" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [59 words]: Not to be confused with "The Springtime It Brings on the Shearing (On the Wallaby Track)"
According to Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal, A Guide to Australian Folklore, Kangaroo Press, 2003, p. 264, "To 'go on the wallaby' or 'on the wallaby track' was a colonial prhase for taking to the raod in the manner of a swagman, usually in search of work." - RBW
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File: MA186A

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