I've Just Come from Sydney
DESCRIPTION: "I've just come from Sydney across the range of mountains Where the nanny goats and the billy goats and the moo cows do dwell." He looks for his girl. Informed she has run off, he says he will wander by the sea and lay himself down and -- get up!
EARLIEST DATE: 1964
KEYWORDS: love separation elopement humorous
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Manifold-PenguinAustralianSongbook, p. 143, "I've Just Come from Sydney" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: From the language, this sounds like a children's song; from the tone, it's clearly a gag. I suspect it's a parody of something, but I've no idea what. - RBW
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