The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6510   Message #37854
Posted By: Jerry Bryant
11-Sep-98 - 12:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: One of the Has-Beens
Subject: Info req: Shearer's Lament
In the thread about the Dog's Meeting, Bob Bolton referred to a song by Henry Lawson called "The Shearer's Lament." Is that the song with the following chorus?

Now I'm awkward as a new chum and used to the frown/ That the boss often shows me saying, "Keep them blades down!"

I'm interested in any info about this song and it's bookend, "CLICK GO THE SHEARS." I'm almost willing to bet they are about the same character.

I do know the origin of the tune for "Click Go..." so can you help me with authorship of the lyrics, where it was collected, etc?

Thang Q. Jerry