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Billy of Tea
Last updated: 04.09.21
This is a fine rousing song on the unlikely subject (for Australia, that is) of tea. The very words Talk of your whiskey, talk of your beer ... send shudders down the collective spines of the anti-temperance movement and the whole mood of the song jars with my personal cliché of the up-to-date, turn-of-the-century (the last one, that is the 1800-1900's) Foster-swilling Ozzie. Anyway, the song extols the virtues of lonely life in the Australian outback whereby one's only companion of any worth is The Billy of Tea.
This song is also to be found in The Bushwackers Australian Song Book.
     Performer CD Title Supplier
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cd15.gif Various Artists Souvenir of Australia CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Martyn Wyndham-Read Back to You CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif 
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Billy of Tea (3:43) The Bruised Knees