Necessity is not only the mother of invention but the father of half-castes as well
Hobart town crier 1846
If I had a piece of pork
I’d stick it on a fork
And give it to a Jew boy
Jew boy, Jew.
Daly River Oh
Recorded Robyn Ridley 1970 (with apologies) different from S&K version
God made little niggers
He made them in the night
But he made them in a hurry
And forgot to paint them white
This item is typical of the racist songs popular with Music Hall artists around the turn of the nineteenth century. Many were blatantly anti-Jewish and used ‘long, hooked nosed’ stereotyped and also placing the Jewish character as mean and financially conniving. All very ugly by today’s standards and rightfully so.
Sail On The Rippling Stream
AUSTRALIAN MELODIST NO 20
For “Nix,” Not Me; For “Nix” I Bar
AUSTRALIAN MELODIST NO 21
FROM ‘FORTY-FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE IN NORTH QUEENSLAND’ 1861-1905
W R O Hill.
Published Brisbane 1907.
This interesting book also had a chapter on the great fight between Heenan & Sayers ñ I have collected two songs on this fight. (Refer AFU ñ Joe Watson and Cyril Duncan)
Shop Here Before the Day Goes
Recorded by W Fahey in 1978 from a senior citizens in Paddington
A Paddington deli owner, frustrated by his customers shopping at the new Italian corner store (circa 1960s) placed a large sign on his window declaring ‘Shop here before the Day Goes’. He made the front page on the daily newspapers.