A Thousand Miles Away [song, 1905]

[Editor: This song was published in The Old Bush Songs (1905), edited by Banjo Paterson. It was previously published in The Queenslander, 13 October 1894.] A Thousand Miles Away (Air: “Ten Thousand Miles Away”) Hurrah for the Roma railway! Hurrah for Cobb and Co., And oh! for a good fat horse or two to carry […]

The Overlander [song, 1905]

[Editor: This song was published in The Old Bush Songs (1905), edited by Banjo Paterson. It was previously published (with minor variations) in The Queenslander, 28 July 1894.] The Overlander There’s a trade you all know well — It’s bringing cattle over — I’ll tell you all about the time When I became a drover. […]

The Shepherd [song, 1905]

[Editor: This song was published in The Old Bush Songs (1905), edited by Banjo Paterson. It was previously published in The Queenslander, 29 September 1894.] The Shepherd (Air: “She Wore a Wreath of Roses”) He wore an old blue shirt the night that first we met, An old and tattered cabbage-tree concealed his locks of […]

The Australian Stockman [song, 1905]

[Editor: This song was published in The Old Bush Songs (1905), edited by Banjo Paterson. It was previously published (with minor variations), under the title of “The Stockman’s Song”, in The Empire, 3 June 1863.] The Australian Stockman The sun peers o’er yon wooded ridge and thro’ the forest dense, Its golden edge o’er the […]

Mustering song [song, 1905]

[Editor: This song was published in The Old Bush Songs (1905), edited by Banjo Paterson. It was previously published in The Queenslander, 19 December 1891.] Mustering song (Air: “So Early in the Morning”) The boss last night in the hut did say — “We start to muster at break of day; So be up first […]