DESCRIPTION: The singer bids farewell to the Brisbane Ladies, promising, "We'll rant and we'll roar like true Queensland natives...." He describes the trip he and the boys make from town "to the old cattle station. What joy and delight is the life in the bush!"
AUTHOR: Saul Mendelsohn?
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (_Boomerang_ magazine, according to AndersonStory)
KEYWORDS: travel work Australia
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 162-163, "Brisbane Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, pp. 120-121, "Ladies of Brisbane (The Drover's Song)"; pp. 122-123, "Ladies of Brisbane (Augathella Station)" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 214-216, "Brisbane Ladies" (1 text)
AndersonStory, pp. 226-227, "The Drover's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
John Greenway, "Brisbane Ladies" (on JGreenway01)
A. L. Lloyd, "Brisbane Ladies" (on Lloyd4, Lloyd8)
cf. "Spanish Ladies" (plot, tune, lyrics) and references there
NOTES [30 words]: An Australian rewrite of "Farewell and Adieu to you Spanish Ladies." The differences between the two, in this case, strike me as large enough to require separate classification. - RBW
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