Billy Barlow in Australia [song, 1905]

[Editor: This was published in The Old Bush Songs, edited by Banjo Paterson, 1905; previously published (with variations; including an extra stanza) in The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, 2 September 1843.] Billy Barlow in Australia When I was at home I was down on my luck, And I earned a poor living […]

Bourke’s Dream [song, 1905]

[Editor: This was published in The Old Bush Songs, edited by Banjo Paterson, 1905.] Bourke’s Dream Lonely and sadly one night in November I laid down my weary head in search of repose On my wallet of straw, which I long shall remember; Tired and weary I fell into a doze. Tired from working hard […]

My Religion [song, 1905]

[Editor: This was published in The Old Bush Songs, edited by Banjo Paterson, 1905.] My Religion Let Romanists all at Confessional kneel, Let the Jew with disgust turn from it, Let the mighty Crown Prelate in Church pander zeal, Let the Mussulman worship Mahomet. From all these I differ — truly wise is my plan, […]

The Wallaby Brigade [song, 1905]

[Editor: This was published in The Old Bush Songs, edited by Banjo Paterson, 1905; previously published in The Queenslander, 29 September 1894.] The Wallaby Brigade You often have been told of regiments brave and bold, But we are the bravest in the land; We’re called the Tag-rag Band, and we rally in Queensland, We are […]

The Freehold on the Plain [song, 1905]

[Editor: This was published in The Old Bush Songs, edited by Banjo Paterson, 1905; previously published in The Queenslander, 21 July 1894.] The Freehold on the Plain (Air: “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane”) I’m a broken-down old squatter, my cash it is all gone, Of troubles and bad seasons I complain; My […]