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Warren Fahey sings ‘The Carrier’s Song’.  with Marcus Holden: Tenor Guitar.  Garry Steel: Upright Piano, Accordion, Rain and Thunder FX.

The Carrier’s Song.

Life on the road, or what went for roads, must have been a trial and who better to sing about the mud, rain and dust than a determined carrier leading his horse or bullock-drawn dray across the country. It is usually attributed to George Chanson, as it appeared in his Sydney Songster, circa 1865-69, however, he did not make any claim on authorship so the answer is a question mark. The ever-popular ‘Bow Wow Wow’ appears as the tune vehicle, showing that a good tune can sound different every time.