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Thread #7389   Message #45021
Posted By: alison
11-Nov-98 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Outside Track (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
hi Baz

Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson are the two famous Aussie poets. If you live over here you hear their stuff all the time. (Not a complaint they are both good). I had never heard of them before I moved here.

a lot of their poems are used as songs you've probably heard them without knowing who they were written by

eg Lawson - Reedy River,
Patterson - waltzing Matilda, Clancy of the Overflow.

There are heaps of books of their poetry, try asking your local bookshop. I remember searching the Net once and didn't find much.

the tune I have seems to have been done by Gerry Hallom (1982) I don't know if he wrote it or just performed it. Alan or Bob should know more.