Look Out Below
DESCRIPTION: A young man goes to Australia to escape poverty at home. He goes to work in the mines, and in time grows rich. He returns home and marries, but finds that he misses Australia. Back he goes, to resume the miner's life
AUTHOR: Charles R. Thatcher (1831-1878)?
EARLIEST DATE: 1894 (The Queenslander)
KEYWORDS: mining emigration poverty Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (5 citations):
AndersonStory, pp. 44-45, "Look Out Below!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 92-93, "Look Out Below" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, p. 42, "Look Out Below!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 128-130, "Look Out Below" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Bill Beatty, _A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions_, 1960 (I use the 1969 Walkabout Paperbacks edition), pp. 308-309, "Look Out Below" (1 text)
NOTES [62 words]: Patterson/Fahey/Seal credit this to Charles Thatcher, but they do not state the source of this information. AndersonStory places it in a section of songs which Charles Thatcher sang, but offers no proof he wrote it.
For brief background on Charles Thatcher's career, see the notes to "Where's Your License?" For an extensive collection of his songs, see AndersonStory. - RBW
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