Thousand Miles Away, A

DESCRIPTION: "Hurrah for the Roma railway! Hurrah for Cobb and Co., An of! for a good fat horse or two to carry me Westward Ho." The singer enjoys the freedom of Australia, and boasts of the climate and of the meat it produces
AUTHOR: Charles Flower? (source: Stewart/Keesing-FavoriteAustralianBallads)
EARLIEST DATE: 1894 (The Queenslander)
KEYWORDS: food nonballad horse
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Anderson-StoryOfAustralianFolksong, pp. 209-211, "A Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Paterson/Fahey/Seal-OldBushSongs-CentenaryEdition, pp. 213-214, A Thousand Miles Away"" (1 text)
Ward-PenguinBookOfAustralianBallads, pp. 130-131, "A Thousand Mile Away" (1 text)
Stewart/Keesing-FavoriteAustralianBallads, pp. 64-65, "A Thousand Miles Away" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Bill Wannan, _The Australians: Yarns, ballads and legends of the Australian tradition_, 1954 (page references are to the 1988 Penguin edition), pp. 69-70, "A Thousand Miles Away" (1 text)
Bill Beatty, _A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions_, 1960 (I use the 1969 Walkabout Paperbacks edition), pp. 298-299, "A Thousand Miles Away" (1 text)

Roud #8393
cf. "Ten Thousand Miles Away from Home (A Wild and Reckless Hobo; The Railroad Bum)" [Laws H2] (words, tune)
File: PFS213

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