Old Palmer Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "The wind is fair and free, my boys... The steamer's course is north, my boys, And the Palmer we will see." The singer encourages his listeners to come with him to the gold fields; by working together, they can prosper
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1964
KEYWORDS: river gold travel mining
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1875 - Discovery of gold in the Palmer River in Queensland. The influx of people from all over the world meant that few grew rich -- and many starved in the inhospitable terrain
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (4 citations):
AndersonStory, pp. 37-38, "The Old Palmer's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, pp. 38-39, "The Old Palmer Song" (1 text, 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, p. 150, "The Old Palmer Song" (1 text)
Bill Beatty, _A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions_, 1960 (I use the 1969 Walkabout Paperbacks edition), pp. 307-308, "The Old Palmer Song" (1 text)

File: PASB038

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