Eccentrics more 12

There is a suggestion the ditty was the work of Henry Lawson.
Source: ‘The Story of the Canning Stock Route’ by E Smith 1966.
Tune: Goosey Goosey Gander
SITE SOURCE: Characters and Eccentrics


Daddy Nipper and his kids
Number thirty score
Roam the Canning stock route
Collecting more and more
Set out with seven hundred
But a greedy man is he
Who’ll never be content?
Till they number 73
Daddy Nipper is a pipper
Most prolific he
Adds to his large family
‘tween breakfast and his tea