CLICK GO THE SHEARS – Composer unknown

Click go the shears boys, click click click! Wide is his blow and his hands move quick.
The Ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow, and curses the old snagger with a bare-bellied yeo.
Out on the board the old shearer stands, grasping his shears in his long, bony hands.
Fixed is his gaze on a bare-bellied yeo.
Glory, if he gets her, wont he make the Ringer go!

This series, taken today on my farm (16/12/08) is in honour of my Dad – a wool industry man his entire life. I grew up listening to his stories of the wool sheds, complete with tales of drunkard shearer’s cooks!

Featured in MEN APPRECIATION GROUP December, ’08




  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopialmost 6 years ago

    Great capture and finish Di, well done.

  • thanks Simon!! A good shearer is a wonderful thing to watch!

    – Di Jenkins

  • Dohmnuill
    Dohmnuillalmost 6 years ago

    Good one, Di. Over the last few days there are a few running around still wishing for their coats..

  • they’ll find shelter!! LOL! Hard life for a sheep though!

    – Di Jenkins

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous tribute! Wonderful image :)

  • thanks! I love this old song .. my Dad used to sing it often!

    – Di Jenkins

  • GayeL Art
    GayeL Artalmost 6 years ago

    Loving you shearing series, Di – great B&W finish!!!!

  • thanks Gaye! glad you like it!

    – Di Jenkins

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful shot Di !!

  • thanks Mate! I hope you’re singing along as you look at the series! LOL!

    – Di Jenkins

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellalmost 6 years ago


  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesalmost 6 years ago

    Great series of shots Di. They work well as B&Ws.

  • thanks so much Lindsay!!

    – Di Jenkins

  • Joseph Darmenia
    Joseph Darmeniaalmost 6 years ago

    Great series. Well done.

  • thank you Jospeh!

    – Di Jenkins

  • J-C Saint-Pô
    J-C Saint-Pôalmost 6 years ago

    pretty series!!!!!!!!!!!!
    great texture in it!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thanks so much J-C!

    – Di Jenkins

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 6 years ago

    Great series Di and a nice dedication to the shearers and all the other crew too. Shearing sheds played a part in my upbringing and my hubbies too. My dad worked on building and repairing the sheds and my father-in-law was a wool classer.

  • thanks Bev! My Dad was a classer too (among other jobs in the wool trade).

    – Di Jenkins

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