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Contents - 737 Songs and Poems

A Bushie Looks Back (1933)
A Bushman's Farewell
To His Cabbage Tree Hat
A Bushman's Lament (1893)
A Butcher's Lament;
Or, Adieu To Wednesday
A Carpenters Lament (1890)
A Cane-Cutter's Song (1911)
A Cornish Song For To-Night (1906)
A Digger's Lament (1919)
A Digger's Lament (1922)
A Droving Lay (1919)
A Drover's Dream of Clancy in Heaven (1900)
A Drover's Song (1911)
A Farm Hand's Lament (1912)
A Hobo Retires (1939)
A Love Song (1934)
A Miner's Lament (1910)
A Miner's Lament (2) (1910)
A Most Approved Address (1859)
A New Chum's Lament (1874)
A New Version of Ben Bolt (1855)
A Pioneer's Song (1901)
A Pound A Mile (1905)
A Processional Hymn (1887)
A Rabbiter's Lament (1930)
A Rebel's Song (1916)
A Sailor's Life (1913)
A Shearer's Dream (1895)
A Shearer's Song (1901)
A Shearing Song (1903)
A Shearer's Song (1902)
A Sister's Love (1881)
A Song For The Season (1863)
A Song of 1891 (1891)
A Song of the Axeman (1905)
A Song Of Empire (1911)
A Song of Judges (1919)
A Spray Of Shamrock (1909)
A Squatter's Diary (1906)
A Stockman's Lament (1884)
A Street Ballad (1870)
A Strike Song (1917)
A Strike Song (1927)
A Swan River Melody Fly Not Yet(1836)
A Thousand Mile Away (1894)
A Visit to the Gold Field (1870)
A Wallaby Song (1894)
A Wandering Digger's Lament (1860)
A War Song (1892)
A Wool-Shed Rhyme (1929)
A Wool Winder's Lament (1880)
Across the Western Plains (1905)
Across the Western Plains
After The Strike (1894)
After the Strike (1901)
The Aftermath (1927)
The Agitator (1909)
All in the House (1893)
All on the Russian Shore (1850s)
An Adventure With Morgan (1854)
An Exile's Farewell (1898)
At Lazy Harry's (1922)
The Auld Songs - An Exile's Song (1897)
The Big Night (1934)
An Irish Hill (1900)
An Old Irish "Come-All-Ye" (1825)
An Old-Time Champion Shearer (1915)
Another Fall of Rain (1878)
The Arctic Voyagers, Or Lady Franklin's
Lament For Her Husband
At Waterloo (1900)
Australian Navvies On The Line (1912)
The Australian Shepherd (1902)
Australia's on the Wallaby (1893)
Australia's on the Wallaby
Australian Hymn Of Freedom (1916)
The Babbling Brook (1932
"Bagman Joe." (1907)
The Bagman and the Mug (1900)
Ballad From the Battery (1906)
Ballad of the Unemployed (1932)
The Ballad of Bob Marhoney
The Ballad of '33. (1933)
The Ballad of Brian Boru (1910)
The Ballad of 1891 (1950)
The Ballad of Michael Dwyer (1856)
Banjo (1932)
Banks of Claudie (1895)
Banks of the Condamine (1894)
Banks of the Condamine (1894)
[Horse-breaking version]
Banks of the Riverine (1894)
Bar Song (1894)
The Bare Belled Ewe (1891)
The Barcoo Publican (1898)
"Bellamy." (1892)
Ben Bolt (1853)
Ben Hall - How He Died (1911)
Ben Hall
The Big Night (1934)
The Biggest Tally (1901)
Bill, the Bullock Driver (1876)
Billy Barlow in Australia (1843)
Billy Barlow in Cobar (1902)
Billy Barlow's Visit To Inglewood (1863)
"Bill Bowyang's" weekly column (1939)
Billy Byrne of Ballymanus (1798)
The Bitter Withy (1912)
Black Velvet Band
Blow, Boys, Blow (1925)
Bloke in the Jacky Howe (1928)
The Blue Mountain Exile (1865)
Bluey Brink
The Bold Jack Donohoe (1903)
Bold Jack Donohue
Bold Tommy Payne (1953)
Bookers Run (1866)
The Border Town Railway (1875)
Botany Bay
Botany Bay 2
Bound For Darling Harbour (1956)
Bound for South Australia
The Boys Of Ireland (1866)
Brace's Poling Pair (1898)
Brisbane Ladies (1879)
Broken-down Digger on Kiandra's Plain (1914)
Broken-down Squatter (1894)
The Broken-Hearted Shearer (1886)
The Brolga's Laugh (1894)
The Bulgandra Steeplechase (1931)
The Bullock Dray [original version] (1887)
The Bullock Driver (1874)
Bullockies Song
Bullockies' Ball
Bullocky Oh
The Bullocky's Lament (1935)
Bulls of the Speewah
The Builder's Song (1924)
The Bummer's Song (1902)
Bump me into Parliament
Bump me into Parliament (2)
The Burra Mine [1880]
The 'Burra's Spud Digger's Spree
The Bushman's Home (1870)
The Bushman's Song (1870)
Bushranger Gilbert's Song
The Bushwhacker (1928)
Business Verse (1949)
The Button That He Wore
California (1850)
The Call of the North
The Camp Fire
The Cane Cutter (1914)
Cane Cutter's Lament
Canowindra (1902)
China Speaks (1938)
The Click of the Shears
Click go the Shears (1891)
Click go the Shears (1939)
Click go the Shears (1939)
Click go the Shears (1946)
Clifton Miners' Song
The Cockatoo Digger (1898)
Cockies of Bungaree
Cockies of Bungaree 2
Cockies of Bungaree (1946)
The Cocky's Lament (1929)
Codfish Shanty
The Colliers' Strike Song (1885)
Colonial Courtship (1832)
Come All Ye Wild Young Cundle Lads (1900)
The Coming Battle (1908)
The Coming Victory (1891)
Convict Maid
The Convict's Dream (1852)
The Convict's Dream at Botany Bay
The Convict's Fate,
or Crushed by Law
Copper and May
The Corn Law Rhymes (1833)
The Cotton Picker's Lament (1936)
Cradle Song Of The Sailor's Wife (1894)
Cricketers' Song (1864)
Cutting Cane (1926)
The Cutty Wren (1381)
Cyprus Brig
The Cyprus
Dalby Ram
The Darby Ram (1867)
Dandy Dick the Drover (1898)
The Daydawn of Labor
The Dear Native Girl
Dearest Lassie O ! (1836)
Death of Ned Kelly
The Death Feast
The Deep Sea Sailor's Lament (1905)
Demonstration Song (1882)
Dennis O'Reilly
The Derby Ram (1908)
The Digger's Lament (1927)
Devil May Care (1850)
The Diggers' Dirge
Do you think that I do not know?
Doing Time
Dosser Doyle
The Down And Out (1942)
The Drover (1894)
The Drover (1929)
The Drover's Car (1929)
The Drover's Cook (1907)
The Drover's Dream (1872)
The Drover's Farewell to the Bush (1944)
The Drover's Dog (1932)
The Drover's Lament For His Dog (1886)
The Drover's Dream
The Drover's Song (1950)
The Drover's Song (1940)
The Drover's Wife (1903)
The Droving Days (1934)
Droving Dreams (1917)
Dunn, Gilbert, and Ben Hall (1903)
Dunn Gilbert, and Ben Hall (1903)
Dunn, Gilbert, and Ben Hall (1911)
Dying Fettler
The Dying Miner's Lament (1859)
The Dying Stockman (1882)
Dying Stockman
Eight Bells (1957)
Eight Hour Day (1905)
Eight-Hour Day--1915
Eight Hours Anniversary (1884)
Eight Hours' Day (1891)
The Eight Hours Song Or "Valentine" (1883)
The Eight Hours' Song (1884)
Election Song (1843)
Election Time (1898)
Electors Vote For King (1870)
Electioneering Scene (1899)
The Emancipated Convict (1847)
The Emigrant's Song (1853)
Erin (1901)

Erin's Isle (1861)
Euabalong Ball
Eugowra Rocks (1907)
Euroa V. Seymour (1879)
The Evolution of the Shearer (1908)
The Exile's Farewell (1846)
The Exile's Song (1841)
The Exile of Erin on the Plains of Emu (1829)
Farewell to Greta
Farewell To Prison Walls (1893)
Farewell to Queensland (1943)
Farewell To The W.A. Gold Fields (1909
Faithless Sally Brown (1828)
Female Rambling Sailor
Female Transport
The Fenian Charter Song (1867)
Fenian Songs (1866)
The Fenians' Rescue
The Fine Old Queensland Squatter (1867)
The Fireman's Song (1900)
Five and a Zack
Flash Jack from Gundagai
The Flash Shearer (1906)
Flash Stockman
The Flood of Haunted Creek (1928)
The Folk I Knew "Out Back" (1924)
Folk Music From The States (1946)
For the Fields (A Digger's Ballad)
For Erin (1906)
Four Little Johnny Cakes
Frank Gardiner
Freedom on the Wallaby
From A Digger's Note Book (1859)
The Gallows Tree
Garyowen Na Gloria (1893)
Girls of the Shamrock Shore
The Glendonbrook Road (1906)
God Save the People
Gosford Tribute in Verse (1934)
Great Northern Line
The Green Flag, By The Stars (1866)
The Green Linnet (1905)
Gumtree Canoe
The Gun Shearer (1953)
The Gundagai Calamity (1852)
The Guile Of Dad M'Ginnis (1898)
Hand Outs (1930)
Hang The Man Who Works) (1905
Hats Off ! The Jackaroo ! (1916)
The Happy Land (1892)
Haynau And The Southwark Brewers (1850)
Head-Stockman (1954)
The Heart of a Swaggie (1926)
The Home of My Heart (1830)
The Hobo (1931)
The Hobo's Anthem (1929)
The Hobo's Song (1939)
Hold The Fort (1917)
The Homebush Races of 1848
The Horseman of the Shires (1923)
How I Took the Bait
Howls All Round (1882) Hurrah For The Diggings (1851)
Hurrah! for the Trial by Jury (1835)
The Hut Upon The Rise (1909)
The Huon River (1939)
I Don't Go Shearing Now (1895)
I Didn't Raise My Son To Be A Soldier
I'm a Goat (1873)
I'm Going Back To Graft (189O)
I Realised I'd Got The Sack (1928)
I Sing of Garrawilla
Il Barbiere De Corio (1853)
The Immigrant Weaver (1842)
The Immortal Dog (1922)
In The Shearing Shed (1907)
"In The Shade" (1910)
Inconvenient To Be Poor (1894)
Indicating Rock
Inglewood Cocky
Ireland and Napoleon Bonaparte (1897)
Irish Country Song (1912)
Jack the Ringer (1895)
James Raeburn's Farewell to Scotland (1880)
Jeames of Buckley Square - A Heligy (1850)
Jim Jones at Botany Bay
Jimmy Shearer (1899)
Joe Hill (1916)
John Grumlie (1901)
Johnny Boland
Jones's Ale (1912)
Jones's Ale
Josephine (1901)
Just Start The Billy Boiling, Lads (1899)
Kelly's Byrne and Hart
Kelly Gang
King of the Shearers
The Kerry Hills (1901)
King Gold's Song (1898)
The Kings of the Shed
The Labor Boys (1899)
Lachlan Tigers
Lady Franklin's Lament For Her Husband
Lament on the Fate of Sir J. Franklin
and his Crews

Lambing Down
Lance Skuthorpe (1909)
The Land and the People (1831-1883)
Land Army Song (1942)
The Land For The People (1893)
The Language of the Shearer-man
The Lay of the Colonial Experience Man (1887)
The Lay of the Labourer (1845)
Lay of the Navvy
The Lay of the Queensland "Cockatoo." (1895)
The Lay of the Settler
Lazy Harry's
Les Darcy was a fighter (1917)
License Hunting To-Day (1894)
Lime Juice Tub
Lines On My Return To The Meroo (1861)
Lines To A Scottish Exile (1854)
The Lonely Shepherd's Song
Look Out Below
"Lou" - Charcoal Burnin' (1902)
Lousy Harry's [1900 Extract]
Lowlands Low (1882)
The Lumper (1912)
Maggie May
Machines (1908)
Macquarie Harbour (1840)
The Mallee Farmer's Dirge (1901)
The Man From Jugiong (1909)
The Man From Merriwa (1928)
The Man Hunt
The Man With The Shears
Maryborough Miner
Mazlin's Mill
The Memory Of The Dead (1843)
Men of Austral--Sons of Toil
The Merry Days Long Gone
Merve Lilley Celebration (2012)
Miner Dan's Lament (1912)
Miners' Song (1939)
The Monster Diamond (1872)
Moonlight (1935)
Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay 2
The Mortgage Big (1895)
M.S.S. "LOST." (1936)
Murrumbidgee Shearer
The Musical Boundary Rider (1936)
Mustering Song
My Flinders River Girl (1939)
My Mate Bill (1893)
My Own Green Isle (1868)
My Song Unsung (1903)
The Navvies' Lament (1918)
The Navvy (1903)
The Navvy (1911)
The Navvy (1927)
"Never Goes"
The New Chum's Lament (1871)
The New Chum's Lament (1874)
New Lost City Ramblers (1965)
The New Rush (1870)
Nine Miles from Gundagai
Nine Miles from Gundagai (1923)
Nine Miles from Gundagai (1931)
North To The Sheds (1901)
Not What it Is Cracked to be (1901)
Not yet the time (1954)
The Numerella
Nursery Rhyme
O'Connell the Brave ! (1835)
O'Connell Centenary Song (1875)
Ode to The Rocky Meroo (1898)
Off To The Diggings (1867)
Old Bark Hut
Old Bullock Dray
The Old Friends (1904)
Old Keg of Rum
Old King Coal (1859)
The Old Men (1929)
Old Palmer Song
The Old Three-Decker (1894)
On Taromeo
On The Banks Of The Reedy Lagoon
On the Banks of the Riverine (1951)
On The Far Barcoo (1925)
On the Road (1915)
On The Road To Toganmaine (1929)
On the Road With Liddy (1934)
On The Shores Of The Dardanelles (1915)
On The Wallaby (1887)
On Tramp (1926)
On Whose Back (1961)
Once I Was a Bushman Bold (1899)
One of the Has-beens
One of the Has-beens
One of "the Have Beens" [original words]
"One of the Mob" (1927)
Only a Hobo (1937)
Onward Friends Of Freedom (1896)
Our Heroes (1916)
Our Sea Of Sugarcane (1927)
Out and Make Way for the Fenian Men (1866)
Out Of The Land Of Bondage (1886)
Out Where The Shearer's Go (1898)
The Overlander [Original]
The Overlander
Paddies Evermore (1866)
The Patriot's Lament
The People's Anthem (1892)
The People's Petition (1848)
Peters the "Gun." (1938)
The Phantom Shearer (1894)
Picking Peas (1930)
Plains of Emu (1829)
The Plaint Of The Stoker (1899)
The Poor Cotton Weavers (1815)
The Poor Exile from the Shamrock Shore (1903)
Poor Ned Kelly
Poverty (1933)
The Printer's Song (1842)
The Publican's Daughter (1856)
The Publicans War Song (1906)
The Queensland Border (1917)
The Queensland Cattle Drovers (1949)
Queensland Drover
The Rabbit Convention (1890)
The Rabbit-Buyer's Lament (1904)
The Rabbit Trapper (1917)
The Rabbit Trapper's Song (1902)
The Ramble-Eer (1905)
The Rambling Soldier (1907)
The Ranter
The Ratcliffe Highway (1925)
The Rattler (1931)
Rebel Song (1913)
Reedy River
Review Of The Year

Ring The Bell Chumies (1874)
The Ringer Of The Shed (1891)
Roll the Cotton Down (1925)
Road to Omeo
Robert Burns Anniversary (1820)
Roving and Hoping (1938)
Ryebuck Shearer
The Run On Fire (1860)
The Running of the Scrubbers (1934)
Sailor's Song (1908)
Salt Junk(1894)
Salvage: A Poem (1865)
Sandy Maranoa
The Sardine Box (1887)
Saturday Afternoon (1936)
The Saxon Shilling (1866)
Send Her Down Hughie (1953)
Send Them To Gaol (1864)
Sergeant Small
Shade and Light (1901)
The Sheffield Grinder (1847)
The Shearer (1874)
The Shearers (1951)
The Shearers' Ball
The Shearer's Carnival (1880)
The Shearer's Defiance (1911)
The Shearers' Cook (1910)
Shearers' Cook (1903)
Shearer's Dream
The Shearer's Farewell (1896)
The Shearer's Lament (1917)
The Shearer's Last Farewell (1899)
The Shearer's Song (1868)
The Shearers' Song (1871)
Shearers' Song (1900)
The Shearer's Song (1939)
The Shearer's Song (1939)
Shearers' Song and Chorus (1889)
The Shearer's Wife (1954)
Shearing (1870)
Shearing (1911)
The Shearing Ananias (1907)
Shearing Song (1924)
The Shearing at Cuppacumbalong (1873)
Shearing at Castlereagh (1895)
Shearing At Wargundy (1944)
Shearing in the Bar
The Shearing of Murky Dan (1911)
Shearing Lambs
Shearing Long Ago 1924
Shearing Time (1899)
The Shearing Time (1909)
"Shellbacks" and "Pantiles" (1925)
The Shepherd and The Liberal Squatter (1880)
The Shepherd's Dream (1909)
The Shepherd's Lament
The Shepherd's Song (1888)
The Shepherd's Song (1889)
Shickered (1912)
Shores of Botany Bay
The Shovel Fireman's Lament (1937)
The Shunter (1911)
Simple Facts For Young
South Australians
The Sleeper Cutters (1934)
The Sleeper Cutters Camp
Sleeper Cutters' Lament (1902)
The Snagger (1928)
Sogarth Aroon (1876)
The Soldier's Song (1917)
Song (1849)
Song--Eight Hours' Day (1891)
Song for the Luddites (1816)
The Song of the A.S.C. (1918)
Song of the "Billy" (1895)
Song of the Bridge (1907)
The Song of the Caman (1909)
The Song of the Cane (1864)
Song of the Plough (1925)
Song of the Disappointed (1886)
Song of the Engineer (1907)
The Song of the Knife (1918)
Song of the Miners (1917)
The Song of The Pasty (1917)
Song of The Politicians (1912)
The Song I Want to Sing (1927)
The Song of the Bullocky (1913)
Song of The Cane-Cutters (1906)
Song of The Captive (1871)
Song of the Carriers (1910)
The Song of the City-Stockman (1910)
Song of the Disinherited
Song of the Engine Driver (1981)
Song of the Engine Driver (1907)
Song of The Hempseed (1844)
The Song of the "Hobo" (1917)
The Song of the Lumpers (1888)
Song of the Ministry (1895)
Song of the Old Bushman (1922)
Song of the Pavement (1912)
Song of the Planes (1919)
Song of the Rebels (1916)
Song of the Reportee (1887)
Song of the Reporter (1892)
The Song of the Rollicking Rouseabout (1893)
The Song of the Ringer (1923)
The Song of the Shearer (1898)
The Song of the Shearers' Cook (1933)
The Song of the Shears (1901)
The Song of the Shingle-splitters (1874)
The Song of the Spade (1930)
Song of the Squatter (1864)
Song of the Strike (1874)
The Song of the Striker (1892)
The Song of the Swag (1883)
The Song of Tea (1929)
Song of the Taxes (1930)
The Song of the Trowel (1900)
Song of the Trusts (1908)
Song of the Wheat Lumpers (1930)
Song of the Wire (1875)
Songs of an Exile.--No. 2.(1838)
Songs of an Exile.--No. 3.(1838)
Songs of an Exile.--No. 4.The Aboriginal Mother(1838)
Songs of an Exile.--No. 7.(1840)
Songs of an Exile.--No. 8.(1840)
The Spirit of the Bushmen (1891)
Spots Through the Ages (1936)
Spread the Truth (1891)
Springtime Brings on the Shearing (1865)
The Spud Digger (1913)
The Squatter's Defeat
The Squatters' Dirge (1883)
The Squatter's Lament (1859)
The Squatter's Prayer (1901)
S.S. Agnes Irving (1927)
Stand Firm ! (1913)
Stand Together, Men, As Brothers (1891)
"Starboard" (1887)
Station Cook (1940)
Steam (1905)
Stick To The Union (1889)
Stick to the Union, Boys (1901)
Stick to the Union, Lads (1898)
The Stockman (1894)
The Stockman (1895)
The Stockman (1907)
The Stringy-bark Cockatoo (1924)
Stringybark Creek (1880 / 1953)
The "Strikers" Jig (1921)
Striking Matilda (1969)
Stirling O
Stonebreaking (1924)
Streets of Forbes (1911)
Struggle in the West
Success to the Union 1896
The Swagman (1915)
Swagman's Sentiments (1939)
The Swaggy's Lament
The Swagman's Song
The Swagsman (1888)
Thoughts of a Shearer (1923)
Sydney Bob The Shearer (1988)
Tally ho ! the hounds, sirs (1851)
Thanksgiving Song (1892)
They Don't Want Shearers Now (1902)
They'll Kick You When You're Down (1892)
Thoughts (1953)
Three and Six a Day (1889)
Through the Stomach and the Back (1891)
To All Free Labourers! (1891)
To The Victorian Shearer
To William Cobbett (1830)
Toilers of the Nations
The Toilers' Trinity (1898)
Tomahawking Fred
The Tomyhawker (1923)
Track Mates (1923)
Trampin' (1915)
The Transport
Travelling Down the Castlereagh
Trip To The Tin Mines (1876)
The Troubadour (1925)
The Troubles of the Drover (1879)
The Turon Goldfields (1938)
Tweed and Lismore
Twelve Ounces To The Ton (1889)
The Unemployed (1896)
The Union (1843)
Union Boy
Unite ! Unite ! (1890)
United We Stand -- Divided We Fall (1891)
Unsweetened (1923)
Up Anchor (1872)
Valedictory Song
The Valley of the Boyne (1840)
Van Diemen's Land (1916)
Van Dieman's Land
Van Diemen's Land (1948)
The Vision Of Merungle (1935)
The Visions of a Night Watch
Wallabi Joe (1894)
Wallaby Brigade
Wallaby Stew
Waltzing Matilda
The Wanderer Departed
War, What For? (1927)
The Warren Railway (1909)
Water in the Bore (1892)
The Waterwitch
The Wattle Blossoms Bloom (1905)
We Bushmen Know (1896)
We Will Be Free (1834)
We Still Are Loyal Unionists (1891)
Wee One
The Wearin' o' The Badge (1912)
The Western Overland (1896)
What Cornish lads can do (1904)
When Erin First Rose (1865)
When Dad Comes Out Of Gaol
When The Cockie's Shearing's On
When The Kye Come Hame (1902)
When They All Refuse To Cheer (1894)
When Your Back's Against the Wall (1939)
Where I Grew To Be a Man (1960)
Where The Brumbies Come To Water (1895)
Which Way Out (1931)
Who Are The Anarchists ? (1891)
Widgegoweera Joe
Wild Colonial Boy
Wild Colonial Boy 2
Wild Rover
Whisky Johnny (1925)
The Wild Walcha Boy (1906)
With My Swag Upon My Shoulder
Women's No-Conscription Song
Woolshed Song (1923)
Women Made Famous By Songs (1905)
Wooyeo Ball (1889)
The Workman's Goal (1911)
Work, Recreation, Rest (1906)
The Worker (1876)
The Worker's Dream (1919)
The Worker's Dream (1923)
Wreck of the Dandenong
Yabtree Shearing (1904)
Ye Poor Of Wealthy England (1896)
Your Tool Box Will Be Raffled By-And-Bye (1899)


australian traditional songs . . . a selection by mark gregory