Spider from the Gwydir, The

DESCRIPTION: "By the sluggish River Gwydir Lived a wicked redbacked spider...." A drunken shearer falls asleep near its lair. A man and woman come up and set out to rob him. As she approaches, the spider bites her. She flees in pain; the shearer is saved
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968
KEYWORDS: bug humorous robbery
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 204-205, "The Spider from the Gwydir" (1 text, 1 tune)
Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 170, "The Moree Spider" (1 text)

File: MA204

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