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.