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Shimbo Darktree Lyr Add: Wallaby Stew (18) Lyr Add: WALLABY STEW 16 Oct 99

An Australian song from the late 1800s - author unknown

Poor Dad he got five years or more, as everybody knows,
And now he lives in Maitland gaol, broad arrows on his clothes.
He branded old Brown's cleanskins, and he never left a tail,
So I'll relate the family's fate since Dad got put in gaol.

So stir the wallaby stew, make soup with the kangaroo's tail,
I'll tell you things is pretty crook since Dad got put in gaol.

Our sheep all died a month ago, they all got flamin' fluke.
Our cow got boozed last Christmas by my big brother Luke.
I sold the buggy on me own, the place is up for sale,
That won't be all that's up the spout when Dad gets out of gaol.
Our Bess got shook upon some bloke, she's gone we don't know where.
He used to act around the shed, but he ain't acted square.
And Mother's got some shearer cove forever at her tail,
The family will have grown a bit when Dad gets out of gaol.
They let Dad out before his time to give us a surprise.
He looked around at all of us, and gently blessed our eyes.
He shook hands with the shearer cove, and said that things seemed stale,
Left him there to shepherd us, and headed back to gaol.

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