DESCRIPTION: The singer, down on his luck, redeems himself by moving to Tambaroora and finding gold. Now he has respect, but it is only for the money. When his money is gone, his girl abandons him for someone else with Tambaroora gold.
EARLIEST DATE: 1968
KEYWORDS: gold elopement abandonment work hardtimes
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Manifold-PASB, pp. 40-41, "Tambaroora Gold" (1 text, edited; 2 tunes collated into one)
Meredith/Anderson, p. 206, "Tambaroora Gold" (1 fragment; 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: A. K. MacDougall, _An Anthology of Classic Australian Lore_ (earlier published as _The Big Treasury of Australian Foiklore_), The Five Mile Press, 1990, 2002, pp. 162-163, "Tambaroora Gold" (1 text)
cf. "Wild Rover No More" (theme)
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