Bill Harney Songs
BILL HARNEY BAWDRY SONGS
The following songs transcribed from the singing of Bill Harney
State Library of South Australia. Recorded Adelaide 1962. Also refer to items in racist section that were sent to Nancy Keesing in 1952
Bill Harney was a noted Territorian bushman and writer.
The following song was learnt in the 1950s from Cuban (American?) Cattlemen who were working in the north of Australia.
Hickey Hickey Hay
Green Leaves Upon the Green
Darwin’s Fanny Bay
(O.P. = overproof rum)
Down on the Range
‘ninnies = piccaninnies (young aboriginal girls)
DOWN THE DALY RIVER-OH
(same version as Edwards)
Tune Brian O’Lynn
F/L: When the stock panel slams on the last knolly beast