Goorianawa

DESCRIPTION: "I've been many years a shearer, and fancied I could shear... But, oh my! I never saw before The way we had to knuckle down at Goorianawa." The shearer describes the many places he has worked, then complains how Goorianawa broke his spirits
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1912 (short version in "The Lone Hand")
KEYWORDS: work sheep Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 268-269, "Goorianawa" (1 text, 1 tune)
AndersonStory, pp. 192-194, "Goor9anawa" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, pp. 126-127, "Goorianawa" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 186-189, "Goorianawa" (1 text)

Roud #9114
NOTES: Accorting to Patterson/Fahey/Seal, Goorianawa was known among shearers as a hard station to work -- bad conditions and low pay. "Banjo" Paterson had heard of this song at the time he assembled Old Bush Songs, but was unable to locate a text. - RBW
File: MA268

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