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The Song of the Shearer (1898)
(By a Wool-gathering Post.)

Clip, clip, clip, go the shining shears
Clip, clip, clip, and the wool disappears
Into great big bales, for the London sales,
(But why can't they sell it here in New South Wales.)

Clip, clip, clip, when the sheds cut out,
The hard worked shearer needs a spell, no doubt,
And he knows full well he can got a fine spell
At the great Crystal Palace, Fitz's up to-date Hotel.

CRYSTAL PALACE HOTEL,
789 George-street, opp. Redfern Station.
L. F. FITZGERALD (Fitz. the Festive),
Proprietor and Manager.
TERMS FROM 1 PER WEEK.

Notes

From the Bourke newspaper The Western Herald 13 Jul 1898, Page 2.

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australian traditional songs . . . a selection by mark gregory