“The Union Boy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1956
Keywords: labor-movement courting
Found in: Australia


"When first I arrived in Quirindi, those girls they jumped with joy, Saying one unto another, 'Here comes a Union boy.'" A girl falls in love with him. Her father says that he was once a scab. She says he has joined the union and is reformed.

Cross references


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 256-257, "The Union Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Manifold-PASB, p. 117, "The Union Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BI, MA256