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Thread #51382   Message #2855616
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
04-Mar-10 - 03:21 AM
Thread Name: ADD: When the Children Come Home (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: ADD: When the Children Come Home (Henry Lawson)
Mudgee is a town & I assume 'beyant' is just her pronounciation of beyond, especially as beyond is used in the next verse.

Whenever the scowling old sundowners come,
And cunningly ask if the master's at home,
'Be off,' she replies, 'with your blarney and cant,
Or I'll call my son Andy; he's workin' beyant.'

'Git out,' she replies, though she trembles with fear,
For she lives all alone and no neighbours are near;
But she says to herself, when she's like to despond,
That the boys are at work in the paddock beyond.


Dots & ABCs for Mudgee Waltz & other waltzes