Barbara Weldon Reprise

from by RAchel DAwick

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Released 19th September 2014 in celebration of Women's Vote Day in NZ (1893 in NZ). A four year project researching the lives of women in NZ in the 1800s and turning their stories into songs. The album of musical tracks is partnered by a book that has the show album including the musical tracks inside - includes the research behind the songs, images, lyrics of the show including the songs and tales on the road.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Boundary Riders via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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The ‘notorious’ Barbara Weldon

No doubt you’ve heard my name
I’m “notorious” on the beat
From those darkened alleyways
I’ll emerge with a sway through the Hokitika streets

You can judge me all you like
For I know the system well
Drunken without cause, vagrant and obscene
A one-way passage through to hell

Come take your fill whilst there’s still wine to sip
Catch every drop before it falls
A little taste of foreign shores
A treasure waiting for your ship

At five foot 1 I’m hardly tall
But I’ve plenty flesh to hold
Not as much as Porpoise Mary,
And one eye’s a little bleary but I promise to be bold

It’s not easy to compete
With the dancers in the bars
All their finery displayed
As the nuggets are being laid, bearing all the hidden scars

Come take your fill ……..

What other choice is there for me?
A soiled dove’s gotta make a livin,
Whilst the women tend to frown
As they walkabout town,
The men are always willin

Come take your fill.......


from The Boundary Riders, released September 19, 2014



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