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Subject: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackeroo
From: Bon_NS
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 05:41 PM

I heard this song for the first time in Whitby this year.
Kees(from the shanteymen "Nelson's Blood", sang it a couple of times in sessions at the Friendship Rowing Club)
I can't find any reference to it anywhere on the net.
I love the song.
Any ideas????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackeroo
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 06:06 PM

A number of jackaroo songs. Do you remember a line or two?


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Subject: Lyr Add: JACKEROO (Mike Silver)
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 06:37 PM

I'll bet you anything you're thinking of Mike Silver's lovely song Jackeroo written for Martyn Wyndham-Read (and the title track of his new CD Jackeroo). Here goes:

JACKEROO
(Mike Silver)

The time has come to make a move
my heart is not at ease
A world away is beckoning
there are places that I want to see
So I'll take a chance and give it a try
who knows just what I may find
Will it be nothing or will it be gold
I'll know the answer in time
A cold wind is blowing down rainy streets
in the city where I first sang
And the England that I know so well
is changing for every man
Maybe I'll discover a place for to stop
and make a home from home
Then I'll overthrow the wanderlust
that set me on the road

CHORUS
Gone for a Jackeroo, Mum
Gone for a Jackeroo
Learn every trade 'till me bones are made
I'll be a Jackeroo

Across the Mediterranean
down Suez to old Bombay
On through the Tropic of Capricorn
to Australia we're making our way
To work and to ride to drove and to shear
come home by the light of the stars
Toil rain and shine just like all me mates
what more could a young man ask

CHORUS

And I'll listen to the old man singing
around the open blaze
Learn all the songs and the tunes I hear
to ease my working day
And when the sun is sinking low
I'll write you a line or two
Did you ever think when I was born
I'd be a Jackeroo

CHORUS

Best wishes,

Bente

(words & music Mike Silver)

alt spelling to assist search: Jackaroo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iJRHUNqHUI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackeroo
From: Bon_NS
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 12:25 AM

Thanks a million , Bente .
That's the very song!!!!
Looking forward to moving to North Yorkshire from Canada , mid-December, and hearing more great music!!

Cheers from Nova Scotia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackeroo
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 09:45 AM

It's the title song on Martyn Wyndham Read's latest CD. Available from CAMSCO Music, of course.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackeroo
From: bfdk
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:01 AM

AND a very good buy. I got mine straight from the source at Whitby. It hasn't had much peace and quiet since!
B


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Subject: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackaroo
From: GUEST,Tom Mowlam
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 05:54 PM

Hi guys - searching for the title, artist (and if possible) lyrics of a song.

I only remember a couple of snatches of it...

"Down Suez to old Bombay, South across the tropic of Capricorn, to Australia we made our way, to ride and shoot..."

Song was about an English lad heading off to be a Jackaroo. Seemed quite a modern clean recording when I heard it on Mike Harding's folk hour on Radio 2.

Cheers guys

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jackaroo
From: maeve
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 06:12 PM

You're a step ahead of me!

Here's a YouTube sound file with Martyn Wyndham Read and Iris Bishop performing Jackaroo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackaroo
From: GUEST,Tom Mowlam
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 06:30 PM

That's the one guys - smashing. Thanks for your help. It was driving me up the wall as only a half remembered song can.

cheers

Tom.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackaroo
From: GUEST,999
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 06:37 PM

Thank you in turn. While digging around for that I encountered the word 'jackaroo' and found out that there are 'jillaroos' too.

"It was driving me up the wall as only a half remembered song can."

I have one of my own like that. Know what you mean.

Hi, Maeve.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackaroo
From: maeve
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 06:43 PM

Anything sung by Martyn Wyndham Read haunts me.

Hi, TripleNeuf.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackaroo
From: GUEST,Tom Mowlam
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 07:33 PM

Yeah it's a haunting song - probs why it's stayed with me for ages. I've had it on repeat for the past hour.

Maeve - what's the song you're trying to recollect?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackaroo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 08:10 PM

Ah, thought it was rhyming slang, like 'Going for a Jimmy Riddle!'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gone for a Jackaroo
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 08:55 PM

It's also the title song of Martyn's album "Jackaroo" Available, of course, from CAMSCO


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jackaroo
From: maeve
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 10:34 AM

Tom, I'm not looking for any particular song; though I do have a twofold goal regarding Martyn's work. One; to own copies of each release in his entire body of work, via Camsco and other sources and Two; host him for multiple house concerts!

It was my honor to sing one of my songs at an Open Mike preceding his featured act a year or so ago.


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