Pommy's Lament, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer warns against moving to Australia. He was well-off when he went, but his ship is nearly wrecked. He is robbed by an outlaw. There is no good land available. After further misadventures, he finds himself breaking rocks and wishing for home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1842 (broadside)
KEYWORDS: Australia poverty hardtimes emigration robbery
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 207-208, "The Pommy's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, pp. 30-31, "The Pommy's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "I've Been to Australia, Oh!" (theme)
File: MA207

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