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Thread #86350   Message #1606212
Posted By: Bob Bolton
16-Nov-05 - 04:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Humping the Drum
Subject: RE: Lyrics/Tune Req: Humpin the Drum
G'day Peace (and John i B),

Good on you! I haven't yet tracked down my old Steam Shuttle LP ... or even a cassette copy (I usually listened to records on the car stereo ... on the way back from gigs ... at 1.00 AM - 2.00 AM - when the radio stations were all playing deadly boring "easy listening" tracks. I had no wish to fall asleep and crash into a truck or a power pole!)

I was slowly reconstructing most of the words from memory (about a third ... so far ... ) but it's hard when there is little coherent structure. It's a pity Graham doesn't identify (or source) the poem that was his starting point - or the "Irish tune". I'll give him a nudge, now he's settled down into his full professorship (Australia's first in folklore) and see if we can put John's query to bed.

(I should post the words and tune for Humping Old Bluey - the other song I had suggested ... it's a good one ... and not yet in the DT.)