A Pretty Little Song, for `Pretty Little Joe' single work   poetry   "Who says Australian birds can't sing,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1849 1849
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'Attacks the claim that Australian birds can't sing' (Webby).

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Alternative title: My Murrumbidgee Parrot

This version contains an additional verse which follows the first verse of the original Bathurst Advocate version: 'For lark or linnet, mavis, thrush,/Or blackbird clear, in brake or bush, You would not care a single rush -/Not you, my pretty Joe.'

  • Appears in:
    y Botany Bay and Other Poems Joseph Gordon , London : Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co. , 1861 Z1170504 1861 selected work poetry London : Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co. , 1861
  • Appears in:
    y The Empire 14 August 1861 Z1764859 1861 newspaper issue 1861 pg. 8
    Note: With title: 'My Murrumbidgee Parrot'
Last amended 2 Sep 2011
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