The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154639   Message #4125215
Posted By: The Sandman
05-Nov-21 - 02:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Banks of the Reedy Lagoon
Subject: RE: Origins: The Reedy Lagoon
the currajong tree is a fascinating tree, it stores water in its bark, so if you are thirsty you can drill a few holes and take a drop and plug the hole up.
Butcher birds. They get their name from their habit of impaling captured prey on a thorn, tree fork, or crevice. This "larder" is used to support the victim while it is being eaten, to store prey for later consumption, or to attract mates.
i do not like Gordon Boks variation of the tune. The version i learned comes from the PENGUIN BOOK OF AUSTRALIAN FOLK SONGS, Which i have mislaid, the tune i use is a version of Blow the man down,
I think enticing the bird and the bee, is better than delighting, and i believe was what was in the Penguin book,.

Penguin (click)