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zozimus Lyr Req: Andy's gone a-droving? / ...with Cattle (20) RE: Lyr Req: Andy's gone a-droving? / ...with Cattle 28 Aug 11


Hi Sandra,
If you check out thewildbeesnest.ie web page you'll find a new song written called "Carolyn Chisholm, The Emigrants Friend", which attempts to dissociate the work of Chisholm from the Earl Grey Scheme, whereby young females were taken from the workhouses in Ireland to meet the needs of a female shortage in Australia in the 1830s. Whilst the work of Chisholm is applauded by many in helping to populate Australia in those early years, it is apparent that many of the marriages were mismatched in years, many young girls being married to men 20 or 30 years older. I find Lawson's song "I'll Wait Til The Children Come Home" really nails down the problems of this quick fix solution. Has he any other songs on this theme or are there other songs that touch on it?


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