“Click Go the Shears”

Author: unknown (music by Henry Clay Work: "Ring the Bell, Watchman")
Earliest date: 1953 (collected by John Meredith)
Keywords: sheep work contest
Found in: Australia

Description

A description of shearing life: The race to shear the most sheep, the boss complaining of the quality, the constant clicking of the shears. The rules for shearing are briefly mentioned. Chorus: "Click, click, click, that's how the shears go...."

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References

  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 24, "Click, Click, That's How the Shears Go"; pp. 193-194, "Click Go the Shears" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  2. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 152-153, "Click Go the Shears" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 180-183, "Click Go the Shears" (1 text)
  4. DT, CLKSHEAR*
  5. Roud #8398
  6. BI, MA024