Inglewood Cocky, The

DESCRIPTION: "'Twas an Inglewood cocky of whom I've been told, Who died, it is said, on account of the cold." He divides his estate, in the form of assorted animals, among his children, and tells them to raise their children on "pumpkin and beer"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Paterson's _Old Bush Songs_)
KEYWORDS: father death lastwill
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Manifold-PASB, p. 109, "The Inglewood Cocky (or, The New England Cocky)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 279-280, "The New England Cocky" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Bill Wannan, _The Australians: Yarns, ballads and legends of the Australian tradition_, 1954 (page references are to the 1988 Penguin edition), p. 179, "The New England Cocky" (1 text)
Bill Beatty, _A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions_, 1960 (I use the 1969 Walkabout Paperbacks edition), pp. 278-279, "The New England Cocky" (1 text)

NOTES: The title "New England" of course does not reter to the northeastern parts of the United States; Paterson/Fahey/Seal describe it as the region of New South Wales around Armidale and Tamworth. - RB
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File: PASB109

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