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Thread #1808   Message #994041
Posted By: Hrothgar
31-Jul-03 - 05:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Outside Track (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: Outside Track - Henry Lawson
Couple of loose ends ...

It has been said (can't remember by whom) that Paterson is the poet for the man who rides, and Lawson is the poet for the man who walks. That's not too far off the mark.

I've said this before - generally, Paterson's stuff is better recited (with obvious notable exceptions), and Lawson's is better set to music.

And there is only one Graham Jenkin - it's not Jenkins. An interesting man in his own right - see "Two Years on Bardunyah Station"; Pitjantjara Publishers, Adelaide, 1967. No ISBN shown.