The Old Bush Songs [edited by Banjo Paterson, 1905]

[Editor: This collection of bush songs, edited by Andrew Barton (“Banjo”) Paterson, enjoyed a widespread popularity in Australia. Whilst many of these songs had previously been printed in newspapers, this was possibly the first time that a collection of Australian folk music from various authors had been published.]

The Old Bush Songs

Composed and Sung in the Bushranging, Digging, and Overlanding Days

Edited by A. B. Paterson
Author of “The Man From Snowy River,” and “Rio Grande’s Last Race”



Two Aboriginal Songs
Paddy Malone in Australia
The Old Bullock Dray
Paddy’s Letter, 1857
The Old Bark Hut
The Old Survey
Dwell Not With Me
The Beautiful Land of Australia
On The Road to Gundagai
Flash Jack from Gundagai
Another Fall of Rain
Bold Jack Donahoo
The Wild Colonial Boy
John Gilbert (Bushranger)
The Squatter’s Man
The Stringy Bark Cockatoo
The Eumerella Shore
Jimmy Sago Jackaroo
The Plains of Riverine
The Sheep-Washers’ Lament
The Broken-Down Squatter
The Free Selector
A National Song for Australia Felix
Sunny New South Wales
Bringing Home the Cows
The Dying Stockman
My Mate Bill
Sam Holt
The Bushman
Colonial Experience
The Stockmen of Australia
It’s Only a Way He’s Got
The Loafer’s Club
The Old Keg of Rum
The Murrumbidgee Shearer
The Swagman
The Stockman
The Maranoa Drovers
River Bend
Song of the Squatter
Wallabi Joe
The Squatter of the Olden Time
The Stockman’s Last Bed
Mustering Song
The Australian Stockman
The Shepherd
The Overlander
A Thousand Miles Away
The Freehold on the Plain
The Wallaby Brigade
My Religion
Bourke’s Dream
Billy Barlow in Australia

Angus and Robertson
89 Castlereagh Street

Websdale, Shoesmith and Co., Printers, Sydney

A. B. Paterson (ed.). The Old Bush Songs, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1905

Editor’s notes:
In 1957 a new book was produced which was based upon Paterson’s work: Australian Bush Ballads: Enlarged and Revised from the Collection of A.B. Paterson, edited by Douglas Stewart & Nancy Keesing.

[Editor: The title for “Jimmy Sago, Jackaroo” in the list of contents (pages vii-viii) is missing the comma, although the comma is included in the poem’s title on page 48 of the book.]

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