horseracing view



source:
From History of Gundaroo
This song is in the first person and the voice of a jockey about to enter a horse race in the bush.
SITE SOURCE: Sport

The Rollicking Boy

With my middle girths slack
And my hat hanging back
And a stockwhip to crack
You can see I’m a rollicking boy, ahoy
Make way for the rollicking boy.

I can dig in the steel
With the spur in my heel
Just to make the horse feel
That the carrier’s a rollicking boy
Make way for the rollicking boy
Then I’ll hang over the mane
With a very slack rein
Like a long-legged crane
For you see I’m a rollicking boy
Make way for the rollicking boy

I’m to race for a crown
With young larrikin Brown
And we’ll run it in town
For you see I’m a rollicking boy
Make way for the rollicking boy

If I win I must shout
For two bottles of stout
And will have a good bout
For they know I’m a rollicking boy
Make way for the rollicking boy

How the lassies will stare
And the constables swear
When they see such a pair
For you see I’m a rollicking boy
Make way for the rollicking boy

Then Homewood I’ll steer
And the hills far and near
Shall rebound with my cheer
Then hurrah for the rollicking boy
Make way for the rollicking boy

Johnny Blyton once went fightin’
Up in Cooma town
He broke his ribs but won the fight
And thus he gained renown
His horse bucked hard the other day
And poor old Johnny threw
And Scotchy mended all his ribs
With a bottle of bicycle glue!