The Cockies Of Bungaree

Come all you weary travellers, that's out of work just mind

And take a trip to Bungaree for it's plenty there you'll find

Have a trial with the cockies, you can take it straight from me

You'll very likely rue the day when you first saw Bungaree

 

And how I came this weary way, I mean to let you know

Being out of employment I didn't know where to go

So I went to the registry office and it's there I did agree

To take a job a-clearing for the cockies of Bungaree

 

On a thirsty Monday morning,mate, it was the usual go

He called me for me breakfast before the cock did crow

The stars they shone most gloriously and the moon was high you see

I thought before the sun would rise I'd die in Bungaree

 

And after about a week or two I reckoned I'd had enough

So I went straight up to the  cockies hut and I asked him for me stuff

And I went straight into Ballarat for it didn't last me long

I went straight into the Railway Hotel and I blew me one pound one

 

Come all you weary travellers, that's out of work just mind

And take a trip to Bungaree for it's plenty there you'll find

Have a trial with the cockies, you can take it straight from me

You'll very likely rue the day when you first saw Bungaree