“Jackie Jackie”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: Australia discrimination
Found in: Australia

Description

"Jackie Jackie was a smart young fellow... Yet he sat by the river of his people Underneath a great gum tree." Jackie's ancestral life is described. It is pointed out that the whites took this away, substituting liquor and gambling

Notes

"Jackie" is, of course, white slang for an Australian aborigine. The song is surprisingly balanced in its outlook -- probably because it is believed to be of aboriginal origin. - RBW

References

  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 147, "Jackie Jackie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA147