Murrumbigdee Shearer, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come, all you jolly natives, and I'll relate to you Some of my observations -- adventures, too, a few." The singer tells of the stations he has visited to ask for work. Denied employment, he has stolen and even burned the place. He ends up in prison
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Paterson, _Old Bush Songs_)
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes prison
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
AndersonStory, pp. 185-187, "The Murrumbidgee Shearer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 192-193, "The Murrumbidgee Shearer" (1 text)

cf. "The Maryborough Miner" (tune, theme)
File: PFS192

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