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Thread #168402 Message #4080752
Posted By: rich-joy
23-Nov-20 - 11:25 PM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
first published Sydney Bulletin November 1939
By a forge near a hut on the Condamine River,
A blacksmith laboured at his ancient trade;
With his hammer swinging and his anvil ringing
He fashioned bells from a crosscut blade.
And while he toiled by the Condamine River
He sang a song for a job well done,
And the song and the clamour of his busy hammer
Merged and mingled in a tempered tone.
And his bells rang clear from the Condamine River
To the Gulf, to the Leeuwin, over soil and sand;
Desert eagles winging heard his stock bells ringing
As a first voice singing in a songless land.
The smith is lost to the Condamine River,
Gone is the humpy where he used to dwell,
But the song and the clamour of his busy hammer
Ring on through the land in the Condamine bell.
Love This!! A beautiful setting of Jack's poem by Chloe & Jason Roweth :