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SONGS THAT MADE AUSTRALIA

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BITE
Songs of the lean times

 


 

JOE WATSON

  • tells the story of the Pope and the Tsar of Russia.
  • talks about singing ‘illustrated’ songs with the magic lantern.

BARTHOLEMEW ‘BART’ SAGGERS

  • talks about swagmen including Tabletop Tommy, Port-wine Scotty, Oonadatta and Cock Robin
  • talks about being a ‘professional’ swagman.

HARRY CHAPLIN

  • sings The Two Professional Hums.

BART SAGGERS

  • tells how to carry a swag.
  • talks about how to cadge professionally.
  • talks about the standard Three R’s ration.
  • talks about Chicko Dawson and ‘snow dropping’
  • talks about roadside cooking and Port Wine Scotty.

HERB GREEN

  • sings The Honeymoon Song (BaldHeaded End of the Broom)
  • recites poem: The Depression

BART SAGGERS

  • talks about swagmen and Waltzing Matilda.

CYRIL DUNCAN

  • sings two depression songs The Poor Tramp