Drover's Dream, The

DESCRIPTION: The drover is on watch when he dozes off. He sees "a very strange procession" -- a clothed kangaroo and a dingo, dancing birds, a bandicoot playing the flute. He is awakened by a crash as the boss asks, "Where the !!! are all the sheep?"
AUTHOR: unknown (sometimes credited to W. Tully)
EARLIEST DATE: 1953 (collected by David Campbell and Douglas Stewart)
KEYWORDS: dream animal Australia boss sheep
FOUND IN: Australia New Zealand
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Meredith/Anderson-FolkSongsOfAustralia, pp. 202-203, "The Drover's Dream" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fahey-Eureka-SongsThatMadeAustralia, pp. 160-161, "The Mustering Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fahey-PintPotAndBilly, pp. 28-29, "The Drover's Dream" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal-OldBushSongs-CentenaryEdition, pp. 219-221, "The Drover's Dream" (1 text)
Meredith/Covell/Brown-FolkSongsOfAustraliaVol2, pp. 265-267, "The Drover's Dream" (1 text, 1 tune)
Stewart/Keesing-FavoriteAustralianBallads, pp. 79-80, "The Drover's Dream" (1 text)
Cleveland-NZ-GreatNewZealandSongbook, pp. 75-76, "The Drover's Dream" (1 text, 1 tune, somewhat localized to New Zealand but with the same plot)

Roud #5473
A. L. Lloyd, "The Drover's Dream" (on Lloyd2, Lloyd4)
cf. Rock'd in the Cradle of the Deep" (this song quotes that)
File: MA202

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