Thatcher's Colonial Songs

 
9781236976239: Thatcher's Colonial Songs

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...home on the sly. Two diggers one day on Kangaroo Flat, Whilst driving an old hole came on a felt hat; And there they found, buried right under the dirt, Some old moul dy bones, and a rotten blue shirt: Poor Sing-Hi 'd gone there, but put up no prop, And the top of the drive had come down on him whop; And when his mates heard that he'd turned up his toes, They said " poor old chap," then divided his clothes. Oh, what a sad tale, &c. A NEW CHULPS LETTER, PICK!-ID Ur LAST WEEK IN BOURKE-STREET. A new original Song, as written and sung by Thatcher with great applause '1'une--"Miser's Man." As you're craving for something that's new, I don't think that I can do better Than occupy some of your time By reading the following letter. I picked it up t'other day---Without a direction 'twas lying; So as I could not send it home, I trust I'll be pardoned for prying. The writer seems quite a new chum; He begins, " My dear pa, I've just landed, And I'll give you the true state of things, And I 'll promise to be very candid. Don't believe what the Argus sends home, There isn't much truth in its summary; What I write is all gospel truth, In it I declare there's no flummery. " The government does every thing In a style that is very superior, And what strikes a stranger at first Are the fine roads made to the interior; The Black Forest one's best of all, And others just like it they're making; And as on it you ride in the coach, I assure you there's not the least shaking. " The authorities here are humane; Prison discipline must be commended, Especially that at the hulk.-:--The treatment I'm told there is splendid. The grog shops are...

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