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Lyr Req: Hump the drum? / Humping the Drum

GUEST,Brannoz 26 Feb 10 - 11:25 PM
katlaughing 26 Feb 10 - 11:31 PM
GUEST,brannoz 27 Feb 10 - 08:06 PM
GUEST,brannoz 27 Feb 10 - 08:11 PM
Lonesome EJ 27 Feb 10 - 08:28 PM
katlaughing 27 Feb 10 - 10:08 PM
GUEST,brannoz 28 Feb 10 - 12:58 AM
GUEST,Dodsworth 22 Dec 12 - 10:18 PM
GUEST,Dodsworth 26 Jul 13 - 03:39 AM
GUEST 26 Jul 13 - 03:44 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Hump the drum
From: GUEST,Brannoz
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 11:25 PM

Help required... Could some oz 'catter (Bob Bolton, are you there!?) please post the words to this for me? I'm a long way from my song books at present. You know, the one that goes "I've humped my drum from kingdom come to the back of the milky way..."
I'll buy you a drink at the national ok!? Thanks, dave B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 11:31 PM

Don't know if he's around right now, but he was and posted the words in IN THIS THREAD a few years ago.Sorry, Peace posted the lyrics. Hope that's what you are looking for...I 'spose Bob can still have that drink as I don't think I'll make it to national from Colorado.:-)

G'day!

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum
From: GUEST,brannoz
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 08:06 PM

Thank you katlaughing.
Peace in fact posted the Limejuice Tub ( It's home it's home I'd like to be, not humpin' me drum in the sheep country...)but yer man Bob and others have come to the aid of the party, posting the words I was after.

A late friend of mine, one Joe Paolacci, (author of the song 'The Southern Cross is Calling'), used to sing a grand version of this song. We're intending to launch a CD of his original work this Easter at the Australian National folk festival, and I think we'll sing a great many other songs in his memory, including this one. Sung to a fine old Irish air that I've heard the Chieftains do, though more memorably done by John Martin (with fuzzed and flanged electric guitar! and the one and only Danny Thompson bowing the bass). I can't recall the gaelic name of the tune, but in English it's something like "the fair and beautiful Eileen O'Carroll'

Love this Mudcat. Love the good work done by the good people.

"And Matilda's the defendant, she's killed hundreds, and she'll follow you wherever you may go..." to go Waltzing Matilda, out on the wallaby, carrying the swag, the burden, the curse; humping the drum, the bluey, the parcel, the shiralee, the national debt...
swagman, swagger, swaggie, drifter, hobo, itinerant, vagabond, layabout, deadbeat, bowerbird, star-hoteller, riverbanker, tea-and-sugar burglar, sundowner... there were a lot of them, yes.

One last thing(!?) 'the great "Byno"' makes no sense. Without recourse to my songbooks it's fair bugging me! (Sorry...)
Regards David.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum
From: GUEST,brannoz
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 08:11 PM

just had another look at the previous thread, and it was peace who posted. Sorry... but mostly thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 08:28 PM

and here I was thinking it was a Guy Terrifico song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 10:08 PM

LOL...thanks for the further info, David. I love learning more about such things. Please continue? You could even become a member...it's free and you won't get spammed (unless you open your own tin and tuck in!**bg**)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum
From: GUEST,brannoz
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 12:58 AM

Thank you kat. I have in the not too distant past been a regular here, been out of the loop for a while for personal reasons (deafness for one, thankfully ameliorated by some seriously good hearing aids), now looking to resume my musical life with some enjoyment.
I'll make sure I bring my own lunch ok!?
Cheers, David


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum? / Humping the Drum
From: GUEST,Dodsworth
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 10:18 PM

We wouldn't be referring to the quare old tune, 'star of the county down' would we there Branno? . . . and perhaps, without reference to anything in particular, the first line 'humping me drum', cos I'm after finding the words myself, now you mention it. See you at Nariel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum? / Humping the Drum
From: GUEST,Dodsworth
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 03:39 AM

Branno,

email me if you want a host of links I've dug up re this song but I'm assuming you have long sorted it

my version of lyrics with above mentioned tune:
http://youtu.be/rPBUNxgJikM

Graham Dodsworth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hump the drum? / Humping the Drum
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 13 - 03:44 PM

HUMPING THE DRUM


I've humped my drum from Kingdom Come
To the back of the Milky Way
Boiled my quart on the Cape of York
And starved last Christmas Day.
I crossed the Murray and drank in Cloncurry
Where they charged a bob a nip
I worked on the Gulf where the cattle are duffed
And the squatters let them rip.

I've worked from morn in the fields of corn
Till the sun was out of sight
I've cause to know the great byno
And the Great Australian Bight
I danced with Kit when the lamps were lit
And with Doll when the dance broke up
I flung my hat on the Myall track
When Bowman won the Cup

I laughed aloud with the merry crowd
In the City of the Plains
I sweated too on Onderoo
While bogged in those big bore drains
I wheeled my bike from the Shearer's Strike
Not wanting a funeral shroud
And I made the weight for the Flying Stakes
But I dodged the lynching crowd.

I carried a gun through World War One
Then went on the track again
From Omeo to Bendigo
To Bourke and back again
I shed some tears in the hungry years
When jobs were short and few
Then I packed up a swag and an old tucker bag
There was nothing else to do.

Yes, I've humped my drum from Kingdom Come
To the back of the Milky Way.


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