Diggins-Oh, The

DESCRIPTION: "I've come back all skin and bone From the diggins-oh, And I wish I'd never gone, To the giggins-oh. Believe me, 'tis no fun...." He lost weight. The natives burned his home. His hut washed away. He finally comes home; he will not go digging again
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (Ashton, Modern Street Ballads, according to Edwards)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes mining Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stewart/Keesing-FavoriteAustralianBallads, pp. 25-26, "The Diggins-Oh" (1 text)
File: SKeF025

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