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Posted By: Richard Mellish
19-Jun-14 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Bert Lloyd had an Australian version of Our Goodman, though it may of course have been one of the "Bertsongs" that he constructed himself. One verse has what the husband sees as a "twelve-foot stock-whip" and the wife claims to be a "mousing snake". In the last verse, she claims that the head on the bed is "a Pommie servant girl".