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17 May 2015 0 Comments

Froggie Went a Courtin

Burle Ives version:   Froggie went a courtin and he did ride. Mhmm. Froggie went a courtin and he did ride. A sword and a pistol by his side. Mhmm. He went down to Missie Mousie’s door. Mhmm. He went down to Missie Mousie’s door, where he had been many times before. Mhmm. “Missie Mouse, […]

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Jericho

Written by Gordon Bok 1982.   When she’s a tight old staver, Then do all you can to save her; When she drops her dear old transom, Time to pack your gear and leave her.   Chorus:             Ho-ro, the wind and snow             Flying o’er the Jericho             When the stormy winds do blow […]

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Black Leg Miner

It’s in the evening after dark, When the blackleg miner creeps to work, With his moleskin pants and dirty shirt, There goes the blackleg miner! Well he takes his tools and doon he goes To hew the coal that lies below, There’s not a woman in this town-row Will look at the blackleg miner. Oh, […]

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Bog Down in the Valley O

O-ro the rattlin’ bog, the bog down in the valley-o A rare bog, a rattlin’ bog, the bog down in the valley-o And in that bog there was a tree, a rare tree, a rattlin’ tree With the tree in the bog And the bog down in the valley-o. Now on that tree there was […]

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Back Home in Derry

In 1803 we sailed out to sea Out from the sweet town of Derry For Australia bound if we didn’t all drown And the marks of our fetters we carried In our rusty iron chains we cried for our weans Our good women we left in sorrow As the mainsails unfurled, our curses we hurled […]

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Stefan’s Gay Lament

By Sam Leary 2014   Oh me wife said go! so I stood up and away an away i went to the pub I walked down old Miami drive and there at Malone’s i did soon arrive well the lights were on there was music inside and there were people i did know i started […]

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Tramps and Hawkers

Oh come all ye tramps and hawker lads and gatherers oblaw That tramps the country round and round come listen ane and all I’ll tell to ye a rovin’ tale of sights that I have seen Oh come all ye tramps and hawker lads and gatherers oblaw That tramps the country round and round come […]

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Dark Eyed Sailor

As I roved out one evening fair It bein’ the summertime to take the air I spied a sailor and a lady gay And I stood to listen And I stood to listen to hear what they would say. He said “Fair lady, why do you roam For the day is spent and the night […]

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Final Trawl

Written by Archie Fisher in 2005, from his album Luminosity Now it’s three long years since we made her pay Sing haul away my laddie O And the owners say that she’s had her day And sing haul away my laddie O So heave away for the final trawl Sing haul away my laddie O It’s […]

17 May 2015 0 Comments

Limejuice Tub

When shearing comes lay down your drums Step on the board you brand new chums With a ra-dum ra-dum rub-a-dub-dub Send him home in a lime juice tub Chorus Here we are in New South Wales Shearing the sheep as big as whales With leather necks and daggy tails And hides as tough as rusty […]