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Thread #63739   Message #1039330
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
21-Oct-03 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Crow Scaring Songs
Subject: RE: Origins: Crow Scaring Songs
Saw a couple of articles recently about the Australian bird fighting back and scaring humans. Also saw somewhere that the Aussie magpie is an immigrant from New Zealand.
Has anyone from down below put "The Magpies" in Mudcat?
I'll just put the first verse here:

When Tom and Elizabeth took the farm
The bracken made their bed,
And Quardle oodle-ardle wardle doodle
The magpies said.

?Denis Glover