Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Roma Downs





Words:  Unknown
Tune:  So Early in the Morning





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Roma's Queen of the Western Downs
And hard by it is Roma Downs
A station fit for any King
And loud the boys its praises sing.

With game it is abounding
With game it is abounding
With game it is abounding
Perhaps you'd like to shoot.

A winding stream they call Blythe Creek
Provides fresh water for the sheep
With hook and line and bully frog
There you may catch a nice big cod

Shoals of fish are swimming
Shoals of fish are swimming
Shoals of fish are swimming
Try and catch a few

On the plains sometimes are dingoes found,
By the boundary-men as they make their round,
The boss he swears they kill the sheep
And to have their lives he'd lost his sleep.

Poison for the dingoes
Poison for the dingoes
Poison for the dingoes
Strychnines just the thing

The Horseshoe Bend's well known to fame
For big pot-shots at feathered game
At no other spot on all the run
Can there be had such whips of fun.

Big pot-shots for ever
Big pot-shots for ever
Big pot-shots for ever
Whips of fun for me.


Another from the Hurd Collection via Ron Edwards.

Roma Downs was the station owned by Charles and Horatio Flower, Charles being the author of The Broken Down Squatter.

The illustration to this post is of boys swimming in Lockyer Creek, Gatton.



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