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Thread #55345   Message #4115129
Posted By: Charley Noble
02-Aug-21 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Lady
Subject: RE: Origins: Spanish Lady
Actually, Phil, I mistranscribed the last verse which should read:

Four and six for a pound of ‘bacca;
Two and six for a pound of tea;
How can we poor railroad rackers,
Come to the bush and have a spree? (CHO)

So "rackers" are most certainly railroad laborers.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar