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Four Little Johnny Cakes

All Around Down Under, 1989

Hurrah for the Lachlan, boys, and join me in a cheer
That's the place to go to make an good cheque each year
With a toad-skin in my pocket that I borrowed from a friend
Oh, isn't it nice and cosy to be camping in the bend?

Chorus
With my little brown flour-bag sitting on a stump
My little tea-and-sugar bag looking nice and plump
I've a nice fat cod-fish just off the hook
And four little johnny-cakes, a credit to the cook

I've a loaf or two of bread and some murphies that I shook
Perhaps a loaf of brownie that I snaffled from a cook
A nice leg of mutton just a bit cut off the end
Oh, isn't it nice and jolly to be whaling in the bend?

I've got a little book and some papers for to read
Plenty of matches and a good supply of weed
I wouldn't be a squatter as beside my fire I sit
With a paper in my hand and my old pipe lit

When shearing time comes round, I'll be in my glory then
I'll saddle up my moke and I'll soon secure a pen
I'll gallop o'er the valleys and I'll canter o'er the plain
Shoot a turkey, stick a pig, then I'm in the bend again

Last Chorus
With my little round flour-bag sitting on a stump
My little tea-and-sugar bag looking nice and plump
I've a nice fat cod-fish just off the hook
And four little johnny-cakes: I'm proud to be the cook!

Transcribed from the singing of Danny Spooner by Garry Gillard


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