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Percustard Songs of Australian Working Life (35) RE: Songs of Australian Working Life 23 Jun 02

Hi Bob and all,

Well...we made it to the big smoke.

I raced into DaCapo and grabbed the booked ($20 Au). Visited me dad in hospital and raced home again. I wonder if life had more space in it in times past.

Great book (after all that racing) and me Dad seems to be slowly mending.

Anyway...I found another song in the book (in addition to Cosgroves "The Rabbit Trapper" which my Grandfather would have liked: "Picking up Spuds"! Mick grew spuds as well as trapped rabbits and was manager a cattle sheep property called Ettlesdale.

My Dad (Mick's son) was looking through the book at the hospital and (though he cant talk at present) his eyes lit up and he nodded when he found the "spud" song.

Rabbits Sheep and spuds...A Genealogy in Song (that sounds like a good name for a CD).

Anyway...I'll do some investigating and get back with some questions (if necessary) about "Picking up Spuds".

(spuds, by the way, are potatoes).


Mark Campbell

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