SONGS THAT MADE AUSTRALIA
THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BITE
Songs of the lean times
- 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.
- sings The Two Professional Hums.
- 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.
- sings The Honeymoon Song (BaldHeaded End of the Broom)
- recites poem: The Depression
- talks about swagmen and Waltzing Matilda.
- sings two depression songs The Poor Tramp