“Five Bob to Four”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955
Keywords: money work curse
Found in: Australia


The singer complains of MacRose, "a little podgy," who lowered the daily rate for threshers from five bob to four. The singer curses him: "I hope his cows the measles take, his hens refuse to lay...."


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 59-60, "Five Bob to Four" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA059