This was released in March 1972; a group composition, it was probably inspired by personal experience. The short lived Fraternity saw hard times including a disastrous UK tour. The song puts a gloss on being unemployed and broke, and its light production gives it an optimistic feel. Bon Scott's vocals are excellent but it is surprising that it was chosen as the A Side in preference to the lyrically stronger "Annabelle."
Welfare Boogie is included on a compilation of early Bon Scott tracks by Raven Records called Seasons Of Change 1967-72.
Suggestion credit: Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2