The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7389   Message #384612
Posted By: Mark Cohen
29-Jan-01 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Outside Track (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
The song was also recorded recently (beautifully, in my opinion) by Gordon Bok, Ed Trickett and Ann Mayo Muir on their CD, Harbors of Home. Gordon explains that it is a lament by a man whose life is on the road (hobo, swagman, etc.) for those of that group who leave for a more settled life. I'd vote for Alan's interpretation, in that it's a life not chosen by many, and not for those who are driven to "win"...whatever that may mean.