Mr Green was born in Charleville, Queensland, 1888. He spent his entire life as a ‘stable hand’ and wrote and learnt many poems and songs and mostly about horses and horseracing. He recited and sung in a voice similar to racing broadcasters.
I’m only an old relief worker, I haven’t got much of a life,
Note: MPs refer to Members
The Blackboys Waltzing Matilda
The next song, from what I can see, has never been collected in Australia before and I was particularly surprised to find it in Herb’s repertoire. In America it is known as ‘Lines On Love’ and ‘the Bald-Headed End Of The Broom’ and is an old-timey favourite, first being collected in 1885, in Chicago.
The Honeymoon Song
The Wild Colonial Boy