“The Wallaby Brigade”

Alternate titles: “cf. "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" (tune)”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Paterson, _Old Bush Songs_)
Keywords: work sheep Australia rambling
Found in: Australia


The singer boasts of the life of the swagman. He gives advice for finding (or not finding) work, and surviving the travelling life. "When the shearing's at an end we'll go fishing in the bend, Then hurrah for the Wallaby Brigade."


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 186-187, "The Wallaby Brigade" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 288-290, "The Wallaby Brigade" (1 text)
  3. BI, FaE186