Union Boy, The

DESCRIPTION: "When first I arrived in Quirindi, those girls they jumped with joy, Saying one unto another, 'Here comes a Union boy.'" A girl falls in love with him. Her father says that he was once a scab. She says he has joined the union and is reformed.
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: labor-movement courting
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Meredith/Anderson-FolkSongsOfAustralia, pp. 256-257, "The Union Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PenguinAustralianSongbook, p. 117, "The Union Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
A. K. MacDougall, _An Anthology of Classic Australian Lore_ (earlier published as _The Big Treasury of Australian Foiklore_), The Five Mile Press, 1990, 2002, pp. 345-346, "The Unnion Boy" (1 text)

cf. "Maids of Simcoe (Ontario)" (tune, floating lyrics)
cf. "True-Born Irish Man (With My Swag All on My Shoulder; The True-Born Native Man)" (floating lyrics)
File: MA256

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