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Rank Origins: When Dacey Rode the Mule (7) RE: Origins: When Dacey rode the mule 14 Jul 14

A book I have just acquired -Australian Bush Songs and Ballads ed. Will Lawson 1943 attributes the song to Harry Morant. An article, by Bartley Frere, in the Townsville Daily Bulletin of 28th Oct 1954 prints this song together with an article about Harry Morant. Access to the Sydney Bulletin where Morant's poems were published would be interesting.

While the song may well have been written by Banjo Patterson I am conscious that not everything attributed to a particular person has always been written by them. I am thinking in particular of Robert Burns, possibly our greatest plagiarist.

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