“The Tent Poles are Rotten”

Author: Words: Henry Lawson (various tunes used)
Earliest date: 1984
Keywords: rambling Australia
Found in: Australia


"The tent poles are rotten, and the campfires dead And the possums they ramble in the trees overhead. I'm out on the wallaby, I'm humping my drum..." The singer describes the pleasures and virtues of a wanderer's life


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 188-189, "The Tent Poles are Rotten" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FaE188