Good for a Rush or a Rally
DESCRIPTION: "They are good for a rush or a rally, But they have no bottom to stay, But when I go out for a tally, I shear two hundred a day."
EARLIEST DATE: 1968
KEYWORDS: work Australia sheep
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson, p. 276, "Good for a Rush or a Rally" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: For comparison: A "gun" shearer was one who could consistently shear a "century" -- 100 sheep. The all-time record, which will likely never be broken, is held by Jackie Howe, who once sheared 328 sheep in an eight hour day. - RBW
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