Mr Gordon Cashel


Mr Gordon Cashel

Newcastle
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Gordon Cashel said about this song “it caused quite an uproar in the 1930s’. The song refers to Jack Lang who was often referred to as Old Jock.

Nobody loves me

Nobody loves me and even old Jock
Recently gave me a hell of a shock –
‘greater than Lenin’, that’s what he said;
I guess he was right but look where it’s led
For nobody loves me and Jock you’re to blame,
Nobody loves me and you’ve sullied my name.


The following is a 1930s Depression ditty. the ‘b’s’ refers to ‘bastards’ and relates to a more polite time when people would say ‘the b’s’ rather than use the actual word.

Bees and Cows

Although we have plenty of bees and cows
Our land’s not milk and honey,
For the b’s are all in parliament
And the cows have all of the money.

Gordon Cashel said about this song “it caused quite an uproar in the 1930s’.

‘arbour Bridge Prayer

Our ‘arbour which art in Sydney
Good-oh be thy name,
Thy Bridge will be done
If not in thirty, then thirty-one.
Forgive us our tresspassers
As we forgive those cows in Melbourne,
For ours is the ‘arbour, the Bridge and the Bradman
For ever and ever, Amen.

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