A worksong from a slightly different perspective. The township of Uralla, which has neglected the graves of many of it's early settler's such as The Cruickshank Family has, ironically, spent a fortune erecting statues to and maintaining the grave of Captain Thunderbolt, a Bushranger who terrorised the area in the 1800's. This song, which tells the story of a 19th Century itinerant showman, who also performed in the area, is about the way that societies value people. For the all rhetoric to the contrary, there are many things that free market economies (even undistorted ones) do not do well. They do not protect the environment, which is considered an external by them; they do not care for the poor, who are considered relevant only as a labour resource, and they do not provide justice before the law except for those who can afford it. In 1996, when Sydney media owners chose to reward a notorious mass murderer with large sums of money for the rights to his story, it is surely a time for us all to question how 'rational' such economic judgements really are.