Station Cook, The

DESCRIPTION: "The song I'm going to sing about will not detain you long, It is all about a station cook we had at old Pinyong." The singer says that the cook's work "gave us all the stomach ache all through the shearing time." He will blame the cook if he turns sick
AUTHOR: The Australian Star version was either written or submitted by P. J. McGovery
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 (The Australian Star)
KEYWORDS: cook disability disease hardtimes warning food
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Manifold-PASB, pp. 90-91, "The Station Cook" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 208-210, "The Shearer's Hardships" (1 text)

NOTES: Fowler's Bay is on the south coast of Australia, roughly 300 miles northwest of Adelaide. I'm guessing that "Pinyong" is Penong on the shores of the bay. - RBW
File: PASB090

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