“Bill the Bullocky”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964
Keywords: Australia dog work travel hardtimes
Found in: Australia


"As I came down through Conroy's Gap I heard a maiden cry, 'There goes old Bill the Bullocky, He's bound for Gundagai!'" Bill is said to be very honest, but has a difficult time doing his work


The version in Manifold is only two verses long, and one of them is largely derived from "Nine Miles from Gundagai" (with which Roud lumps it). Even the lines not derived from that song generally have parallels elsewhere. I'm not sure this even counts as an independent song. But I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Manifold-PASB, p. 139, "Bill the Bullocky" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10221
  3. BI, PASB139