Lollback Snr was 102 when recorded. He recalled learning The Old Bark Hut off a bullock driver, Jack Horne, in the Grafton area a good many years ago. Mr Lollbach was an Anglo concertina but, at 102, his hands hand given up. “I’d nearly forgotten it until it came out in The Bulletin so I went over it two or three times and I’ve been singing it ever since. Everybody wanted me to sing it.”
The Old Bark Hut
The following song came as a surprise for I had seen an earlier version published in Singabout magazine (early 1960s) with authorship attributed to the writer. It has also been collected twice before.
Farmer Versus the City