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Thread #28111   Message #348740
Posted By: Bob Bolton
30-Nov-00 - 02:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Water Lily (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the water lily
G'day aagin all,

Don: I would have to agree with you about the quality of those particular songs. I presume that the album to which you allude is by Priscilla Herdman ... who does them very well.

Mountain Tyme: Henry's mother Louisa established The Dawn Club in Sydney, in May 1889, as a social reform club for women. This poem was printed in Dawn the journal of that club on 5 December 1890. It was then picked up by the Brisbane magazine Boomerang in April 1891 and anthologised by Sydney publishers Angus & Robertson in When I Was King and other verses, in 1905.

Regards,

Bob Bolton