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Thread #86350   Message #1605177
Posted By: John in Brisbane
14-Nov-05 - 09:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Humping the Drum
Subject: Lyrics/Tune Req: Humpin the Drum
A truly beautiful Aussie song, the title probably referring to "carrying a rolled up blanket and mattress (swag) on your back" - just trying to pre-empt those who'll inevitably quip about banging or other forms of percussive copulation.

I've heard Blackwood who do it very well and it's a beautiful old Irish tune. Anyone have the lyrics please, but in particular does anyone know the name of the original tune? I'm no Andy Rigby but I'd like to play it on my Harp as part of a medley.

Many Thanks,