“The Cane-Cutter's Lament”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: work cook Australia
Found in: Australia


"How we suffered grief and pain Up in Queensland, cutting cane." The singer describes the hard working conditions and the bad boss. He is particularly upset with the food and the Chinese cook. He vows never again to cut cane in Queensland


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 202-203, "The Cane-Cutter's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FaE202