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Lyr Req: Colonial Experience (Banjo Paterson)

Kathryn 24 Feb 09 - 11:43 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Feb 09 - 12:35 PM
Kathryn 25 Feb 09 - 02:18 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Feb 09 - 09:54 PM
cobber 26 Feb 09 - 10:33 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Colonial Experience--Fahey
From: Kathryn
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 11:43 AM

I enjoy this song, sun by Warren Fahey in his "Panorama of Bush Songs" but can't find lyrics anywhere. Any help?
Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Colonial Experience--Fahey
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 12:35 PM

Do you know where I could hear a sound sample?

Can you quote any lines from the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Colonial Experience--Fahey
From: Kathryn
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 02:18 PM

The chorus is "Oh it's broiling in the morning, it's toiling in the morning, it's broiling in the morning, it's toiling all day long


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLONIAL EXPERIENCE (Banjo Paterson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 09:54 PM

That's all I needed! Here it is:

From The Old Bush Songs by Andrew Barton ["Banjo"] Paterson (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1905)

Also viewable here: The Works of Banjo Paterson at the University of Queensland web site.


COLONIAL EXPERIENCE
[BY A NEW CHUM]
(Air: "So Early in the Morning.")

1. When first I came to Sydney Cove
And up and down the streets did rove,
I thought such sights I ne'er did see
Since first I learnt my A, B, C.

CHORUS: Oh! it's broiling in the morning,
It's toiling in the morning,
It's broiling in the morning,
It's toiling all day long.

2. Into the park I took a stroll—
I felt just like a buttered roll.
A pretty name "The Sunny South!"
A better one "The Land of Drouth!"

3. Next day into the bush I went,
On wild adventure I was bent,
Dame Nature's wonders I'd explore,
All thought of danger would ignore.

4. The mosquitoes and bull-dog ants
Assailed me even through my pants.
It nearly took my breath away
To hear the jackass laugh so gay!

5. This lovely country, I've been told,
Abounds in silver and in gold.
You may pick it up all day,
Just as leaves in autumn lay!

6. Marines will chance this yarn believe,
But bluejackets you can't deceive.
Such pretty stories will not fit,
Nor can I their truth admit.

7. Some say there's lots of work to do.
Well, yes, but then, 'twixt me and you,
A man may toil and broil all day—
The big, fat man gets all the pay.

8. May hap such good things there may be,
But you may have them all, for me,
Instead of roaming foreign parts
I wish I'd studied the Fine Arts!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Colonial Experience--Fahey
From: cobber
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 10:33 PM

Warren has a lot of his songs on his web site
http://www.warrenfahey.com
You'll also find more Australian folk stuff than you can digest in a month.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Colonial Experience--Fahey
From: Kathryn
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 09:03 PM

Thanks all. Perfect

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