I met Jim in a pub and over a few beers he sang me some songs. Actually, I had asked him where he came from and he sang me a ditty about that place. He was born at Araluen in 1920. I’m not sure if the gold prospecting verse refers to the early rushes or a note to returned WW1 ‘diggers’. I guess it could apply to both.
(Tune: Dinky Di)
There’s a neat little valley Australia can boast,
Oh no! Mr Digger, you must not say that,
We got to talking about politics and Bob Menzies which prompted this song.
A Little Bit of Stew For Dinner
A little bit of bread for breakfast,
Goodbye Mr Menzies, also Billy Hughes,