Thousand Miles Away, A
DESCRIPTION: "Hurrah for the Roma railway! Hurrah for Cobb and o., An of! for a good fat horse or two to carry me Westward Ho." The singer enjoys the freedom of Australia, and boasts of the climate and of the meat it produces
AUTHOR: Charles Flower?
EARLIEST DATE: 1894 (The Queenslander)
KEYWORDS: food nonballad horse
REFERENCES (4 citations):
AndersonStory, pp. 209-211, "A Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 213-214, A Thousand Miles Away"" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Bill Wannan, _The Australians: Yarns, ballads and legends of the Australian tradition_, 1954 (page references are to the 1988 Penguin edition), pp. 69-70, "A Thousand Miles Away" (1 text)
Bill Beatty, _A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions_, 1960 (I use the 1969 Walkabout Paperbacks edition), pp. 298-299, "A Thousand Miles Away" (1 text)
cf. "Ten Thousand Miles Away from Home (A Wild and Reckless Hobo; The Railroad Bum)" [Laws H2] (words, tune)
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