The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7388   Message #44690
Posted By: Bob Bolton
09-Nov-98 - 04:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Our Jack's Come Home Today
Subject: RE: Lyr help: Our Jack's Come Home -Aussie song
G'day Barbara,

I will look up my books at home tonight. This is a Melbourne version of the song (which, of course, has many variants) and the gaol referred to is Pentridge. I should have several copies of the song, probably including the first published source of this variant. I'll post the lyrics (and MAYBE the ABC) tomorrow.

I've been away from this computer with a broken wrist ... occasioned whilst cleaning a camping site (at a friend's property in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney) for a Bush Music Club weekend camp. Still in plaster for another three weeks!


Bob Bolton