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Four Little Johnny Cakes

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Four Little Johnny Cakes

Hurrah for the Lachlan, boys, and join me in a cheer
That's the place to go to make an easy cheque each year
With a toad-skin in my pocket I borrowed from a friend
Oh, isn't it nice and cosy to be camping in the bend?

cho: With my little round flour-bag sitting on a stump
     My little tea-and-sugar bag looking nice and plump
     A little fat cod-fish just off the hook
     And four little johnny-cakes, a credit to the cook

I've a loaf or two of bread and some "murphies" that I shook
 Perhaps a loaf of brownie that I snaffled from a cook
A nice leg of mutton ... just a bit cut off the end
Oh, isn't it nice and jolly to be whaling in the bend?

I have a little book and some papers for to read
Plenty of matches and a good supply of weed
I wouldn't be a squatter as beside my fire I sit
With a paper in my hand and my old clay lit

When shearing-time comes, I'm in all my glory then
I saddle up my moke and I soon secure a pen
I canter through the valley and gallop o'er the plain
I shoot a turkey, stick a pig, and off to camp again

Last Chorus
With my little round flour-bag sitting on a stump
My little tea-and-sugar bag looking nice and plump
A little fat cod-fish just off the hook
And four little johnny-cakes, I'm proud to be the cook!

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Printed in Paterson's Old Bush Songs

Johnny Cakes are small dampers or scones cooked in a pan rather than in the
ashes of a camp fire

Recipe
Mix 250 g of flour with 1 tablespoon of baking powder and a little salt.
Slowly mix enough water to make a dough. Divide the dough into small cakes
and fry for about 10 minutes each side.
Serve cold with jam, honey or cockies' joy (golden syrup)

MG
                                                 apr96
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