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Bill Harney Songs view3

Source: transcribed from the singing of Bill Harney
State Library of South Australia.
Recorded Adelaide 1962
SITE SOURCE: Sydney Folklore – SECTION18: Bawdry Songs

Down on the Range

It’s down, down on the range,
Where the gins and the young ‘ninnies play
And a man is supplied with a girl for a bride
And the old river rolls on her way.

And oft times at night,
When the star’s shining bright
I hear that old didgeridoo,
My footsteps will stray
’cause I can’t keep away
From the girls that are easy to woo. (and do)


‘ninnies = piccaninnies (young aboriginal girls)
Bill Harney said this was a Victoria River song.