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Tune Add/Lyr Req: Weevils in the Flour (D Hewitt)

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Weevils in the Flour


John in Brisbane 04 Oct 99 - 03:10 AM
Alan of Australia 04 Oct 99 - 05:10 AM
GUEST,Joe Flood 05 Sep 02 - 01:18 AM
Hrothgar 07 Mar 11 - 03:54 AM
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Subject: Tune Add: WEEVILS IN THE FLOUR (Dorothy Hewett)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 03:10 AM

In my opinion one of the best Australian social commentary poems/songs ever written. I was surprised to find it missing from the database. Can someone oblige with the lyrics please? As I recall the author Dorothy Hewett had to fight some court actions against largest company BHP over her allegations of pollution. Regards, John.

MIDI file: weevils.mid

Timebase: 96

Text: WEEVILS IN THE FLOUR (Dorothy Hewett)
Key: D
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: D
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Subject: Lyr Add: WEEVILS IN THE FLOUR (Dorothy Hewett)
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 05:10 AM

G'day,
Here you go:-

WEEVILS IN THE FLOUR

by Dorothy Hewett

On an island in a river
How that bitter river ran
I grew on scraps of charity
In the best way that you can
On an island in a river
Where I grew to be a man.

For dole bread is bitter bread
Bitter bread and sour.
There's grief in the taste of it
There's weevils in the flour
There's weevils in the flour.

And just across the river
Stood the mighty BHP.
Poured pollution on the water
All the lead of misery
And its smoke was black as hades
Rolling hungry to the sea.

In those humpies by the river
We lived on dole and stew
While just across the water
Those greedy smokestacks grew
And the hunger of the many
Filled the bellies of the few.

On an island in a river
How that bitter river ran
It broke the banks of charity
And baked the bread of man
On that island in a river
Where I grew to be a man.

For dole bread is bitter bread
There's weevils in the flour
But men grow strong as iron upon
That black bread and sour.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Tune Add/Lyr Req: Weevils In The Flour
From: GUEST,Joe Flood
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 01:18 AM

Tune by Michael Leydon, one of the best known "folk songs" of its era. The poem described the story of her childhood told to Mum by her friend the writer Vera Deakin, who still lives in Sydney and attended her funeral last week.

BHP closed its doors a couple of years ago and is now a museum to early industrialization in Australia. And no, they didnt sue, that was her ex-husband for another poem.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add/Lyr Req: Weevils In The Flour
From: Hrothgar
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 03:54 AM

Title given by Dorothy Hewett was, I think, "Where I Grew to be a Man"


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