Saltbush Bill's Game Cock single work   poetry   humour   "'Twas Saltbush Bill, with his travelling sheep, was making his way to town;"
  • Author: A. B. Paterson
Issue Details: First known date: 1898 1898
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Saltbush Bill is again droving his sheep when he happens "on Take 'Em Down, the station of Rooster Hall." Rooster Hall is a follower of cock-fighting and Bill challenges him to a contest: his Australian bird against Hall's, a "clipt and a shaven cock, the pride of his English Game". But Bill has a trick up his sleeve and wins the contest by forfeit.

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