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Inglewood Cocky An Inglewood cocky of whom I've been told Who died, it is said, on account of the cold As he lay on his death-bed and wrestled with Fate He called on his children to share the estate Let John have the pig and the pet native bear The old kangaroo can be Margaret's share Let Mike have the possum that comes when he's called And Katey the emu although he's gone bald To Mary I'm leaving the pink cockatoo And that's about all your poor father can do There's fish in the creek and there's fowl on the lake Let each take as much as they're able to take Farewell, my dear children, no more can I leave Don't quarrel, or else my poor spirit will grieve And if you should marry, and have children to rear Remember I nursed you on pumpkin and beer Collected by John Manifold from Mr P. Ames at Kyabram, Victoria. A version of this song titled 'The New England Cocky' was printed by Paterson in his Old Bush Songs MG
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