The original song, "Gentle Annie," seems to have been written by Stephen Foster in 1856. Like many good songs, it found it way to Australia, where it took on local references and, perhaps, a more ambiguously sensual flavor. This version appeared in print in Vol. I, no.e, (1964) of Australian Tradition, and was recorded by Martyn Wyndham-Road. Thence via Joe Hickerson to Ed Trickett to me.
Recorded on Side 2 Band 4 of "Turning Toward the Morning" @Australia filename[ GENTLANN DC ===DOCUMENT BOUNDARY