Shearing at the Castlereigh

DESCRIPTION: "The bells are set a-ringing and the engine gives a toot, There are five-and-thirty shearers here a-shearing for the loot." The shearers are reminded that London depends on Castlereigh wool. The boss complains that the shearers were "born to swing a pick"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968 (Meredith/Anderson)
KEYWORDS: work boss sheep Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, p. 275, "Shearing at the Castlereigh" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tritton/Meredith, p. 88, "Shearing at Castlereach" (1 short text, 1 tune)

SAME TUNE:
The Irishman's Song (TrMe090)
File: MA275

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