My Jennie of Katoomba [song, 1902]

My Jennie of Katoomba.

O my rosy laughing Jennie, will you hie away with me ?
I’ve a station in the gum-bush where the grass will touch your knee ;
I’ve a thousand sheep a-bleeting, I’ve a cosy hut for you ;
It is lonely in the gum-bush and there’s room enough for two !

O the lyre-birds are singing ’neath the wattles’ golden boughs,
And the distant doves are cooing in the glen their plaintive vows ;
How the gaudy parrots chatter, while the magpies sound their tune,
O I m lonely here my Jennie, but you’ll make me happy soon !

And your voice, my merry Jennie, like the Leura’s silver fall
I shall hear about the paddocks answering when e’er I call.
When the waratah’s in blossom I am coming after you,
For I’m lonely in the gum-bush and there’s room enough for two !



Source:
Charles Keeler. A Wanderer’s Songs of the Sea, A.M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1902, pages 34-35

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