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Subject: Tune Add: SKIPPY THEME
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 08:55 AM

This is an opportunity for me to post some bits and pieces of Australian songs and tunes. Please don't expect anything too cerebral here. Here's the tune from Skippy The Bush Kangaroo which is a fairly nice tune to pair with The Wonder Hornpipe.

MIDI file: skippy.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 150 (400000 microsec/crotchet)
Name: SKIPPY THEME
Start
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End

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To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:SKIPPY THEME
M:4/4
Q:1/4=150
K:C
A3c5|GE7|DD2EF2E3/2F/2|G8|Acc6|GE7|DD2EF2E3/2D/2|
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C3/4C/2C3/4C3/2E/2D3/2E/2F3/2D/2|E2G2G2C3/4D/2E3/4|
F7/2A/2G7/2C/2|F3/4F/2F3/4F3/2A/2G3/2E/2D3/2C/2|
F3/4F/2F3/4F3/2A/2G3/2A/2^A3/2G/2|A11/2F/2A3/2c/2|
B3/2d/2B3/2G/2Ac/2A3/2F|G3/2B/2G3/2E/2F3/2D/2E3/2F/2|
G3/2B/2G3/2E/2F3/2A/2F3/2D/2|E3/2G/2E3/2C/2D2G,3/4A,/2B,3/4|
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E3/2F/2G3/2E/2F3/2G/2A3/2B/2|C6G3/2A/2|B3/2d/2B3/2G/2A3/2c/2A3/2F/2|
G3/2B/2G3/2E/2F3/2A/2F3/2D/2|EF/2G3/2E/2F3/2GA3/2B/2|
c2g2c'2||


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE PUB WITH NO BEER (Slim Dusty)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 09:07 AM

More Australians know THE PUB WITH NO BEER than (?) the National Anthem. The DT is missing the tune.

A couple of decades ago the Australian Folk publication 'Singabout' published a parody known as 'The Pub With No Dyke'. As I recall this drew several stern letters to the Editor questioning its inclusion in a serious folk mag. I hope that Bob Bolton may be able to come up with the complete words please.

I'll tell you a story that happened to me,
A new pub was opened and the beer was on free
I'd had several drinks and was full of mad talk
But me bladder was bursting so I went for a walk.

There were blokes going out there blokes coming in,
And the racket they made was one hell of a din,
I spoke to an plonko we all know as Mike
But sadly he told me that the pub had no dyke.

Plus lots more......

MIDI file: pub_beer.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 165 (363636 microsec/crotchet)
Name: Pub With No Beer - Slim Dusty
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Pub With No Beer - Slim Dusty
M:3/4
Q:1/4=165
K:D
B6|d2c2e2|d2A2F2|E2^D2E2|B4BB|A2c2B2|A4EE|
E2F2G2|F4dd|d2c2e2|d2A2F2|E2^D2E2|B4BB|A2c2B2|
A4EF|G2F2E2|D6|-D4dd|d2c2e2|d2A2F2|E2^D2E2|
B4BB|A2c2B2|A4EE|E2F2G2|F4dd|d2c2e2|d2A2F2|
E2^D2E2|B4BB|A2c2B2|A4EF|G2F2E2|D6||


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Subject: Tune Add: JAKE THE PEG
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 09:12 AM

While you're cringeing, the lyrics to this have been posted to the forum in the past. Here's the tune you've all been waiting for.

MIDI file: jakepeg.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 2/2 48 8
Key: C
Tempo: 165 (363636 microsec/crotchet)
Name: JAKE THE PEG
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Jake The Peg
M:2/2
Q:1/4=165
K:C
G4F2D2|C2CCCCCC|C2GGA2G2|D2DDDDDD|D2G2AAB2|
c2F2F2F2|F2F2G2A2|B2E2E2E2|E2G2F2D2|C2CCCCCC|
C2GGA2G2|C2CCCCCC|Gccccc3|cBAAFA3|BBBBBBBB|
AGG^FG3G|cccc/2c/2cccc|BAAGAAAA|BBBB/2B/2BBBA|
G2F2E2D2|C2||


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Subject: Tune Add: OUR DON BRADMAN
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 09:21 AM

Don Bradman is one of Australia's sporting icons, being Australia's greatest cricket batsman and Australian Test captain for 25 years until his retirement in 1948. The Poms were so humiliated by his prowess that they had to resort to un-sporting tactics to defeat him. Mind you they probably have a different version of history, the poor, unprincipled souls.

Here's the tune - I'll post the words later.

MIDI file: bradman.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 200 (300000 microsec/crotchet)
Name: OUR DON BRADMAN
Start
0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 64 064 0120 0 64 000 0000 1 65 064 0120 0 65 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 064 0600 0 67 000 0120 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 64 064 0120 0 64 000 0000 1 65 064 0120 0 65 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 72 064 0720 0 72 000 0120 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 69 064 0240 0 69 000 0000 1 66 064 0120 0 66 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 67 064 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 71 064 0240 0 71 000 0240 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0240 0 67 000 0000 1 64 064 0120 0 64 000 0000 1 62 064 0120 0 62 000 0000 1 60 064 0480 0 60 000 0000 1 72 064 0060 0 72 000 0420 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 67 064 0600 0 67 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0240 0 72 000 0000 1 69 064 0240 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0960 0 67 000 0000 1 60 064 0480 0 60 000 0000 1 72 064 0060 0 72 000 0420 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 67 064 0600 0 67 000 0000 1 71 064 0180 0 71 000 0000 1 71 064 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0720 0 67 000 0000 1 76 064 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0240 0 67 000 0000 1 76 064 0120 0 76 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 74 064 0120 0 74 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 67 064 0240 0 67 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 74 064 0960 0 74 000 0000 1 60 064 0480 0 60 000 0000 1 72 064 0060 0 72 000 0420 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 67 064 0360 0 67 000 0000 1 67 064 0240 0 67 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 71 064 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 72 064 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 69 064 0120 0 69 000 0000 1 74 064 0240 0 74 000 0000 1 76 064 0240 0 76 000 0000 1 72 064 0720 0 72 000
End

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To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:OUR DON BRADMAN
M:4/4
Q:1/4=200
K:C
G2G2G2E2|F2G2A2B2|c2G2G4|-G8|G8|-G2G2G2E2|
F2G2A2G2|c8|-c6A2|B2B2B2G2|A2A4^F2|B2B2B2G2|
B8|d2d2d2c2|B2c2d2B2|d2c2B2A2|G4E2D2|C8|c8|
B2G6|-G4A2B2|c2d2c2d2|c4A4|G8|-G8|C8|-C8|
c8|-c8|B8|-B2G6|-G4B3B|d2d2d2d2|d2c2B2A2|
G8|-G4e2d2|c2d2c2A2|G4e2d2|c2d2c2A2|G4A2B2|
c2c2c2B2|A2B2c2A2|d8|-d8|C8|-C8|c8|-c8|B8|
-B2G6|G4A2B2|c2A2c2A2|d4e4|c8|-c4||


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Oct 99 - 10:03 AM

When I get a bit more time I'll post the FUll version of Jack O'Hagan's Along The Road To Gundagai (the verses for which I don't believe I've ever heard) plus Little Boy Lost which is a tear jerker based on a true story. I promise not to submit this sort of stuff too often. I am still tossing up whether to post Santa Never Made It Into Darwin - with the 25th anniversary of the destruction of Darwin coming up on Chritmas Eve.

I can't find the thread but someone was chasing Only Nineteen, which I believe to be the finest Australian song written about Vietnam. I'll certainly get that one here in the next few days. Written by John Schumann from Redgum. Which reminds me, has anyone ever posted Dusty Diamantina - one of his as well as I recall - and a bloody fine song.

And of course there's still My Boomerang Won't Come Back?

And Henry Lawson's Bush Girl? Or did Bob Bolton post this tune?

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: alison
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 07:28 AM

I posted a heap to "Bush Girl"..... alan of Oz will be contacting you... he has a new trick up his sleeve... it'll be easier for you and I to know what each other has already done.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: wildlone
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 08:34 AM

Surely "Aussie" and culture used together is an oxymoron.
Yours wildlone in hiding from sun bronzed folks in VW campers in case he gets his other arm broken.***BG***


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 11:49 AM

G'day,
A cultural expert was visiting our shores. One night while giving a lecture he was asked: "What do you think of Australian culture?".

"The trouble with Australia is that it really has no culture", he replied.

"Pig's arse we don't", came a voice from the back of the hall.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 11:55 AM

In the Northern Territory where wild pigs are in serious plague proportions, there's a pub with the rear end of a stuffed pig mounted on the wall. Above it are the words, "Do we give credit?". Below it are, "we do."

I really don't know whether any of this has any meaning in more "cultured" countries.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: wildlone
Date: 10 Oct 99 - 04:02 PM

G'day when ever a backpacker leaves "OZ" the national IQ level drops,
When they get here ours rises.
Good result in the rugby
cheers mate .WL.


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 12:45 PM

"In a pig's ass" (or "in a pig's eye") used to be American slang, but I think it's now obsolete or almost. Replaced by the inferior "Not!", at least for a while. Anyway, I'm not having any trouble with the jokes. This may mean something about U.S. culture.


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Subject: Tune Add: BALLAD OF 1891
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 12:30 AM

Here's the tune for Ballad of 1891. Will find the words as soon as I can. Regards, John

MIDI file: 1891.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Name: BALLAD OF 1891
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Durham Lad
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 05:41 PM

Do Eric Bogle songs count?


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Subject: Tune Add: TRAVELLING DOWN THE CASTLEREAGH
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 09:36 PM

Hi Durham Lad, if you're not into rules - and I'm not - then anything counts. What did you have in mind, the Aussie BBQ Song, I Hate Wogs ...?

In the meantime here's the music to what I believe is a pivotal song in Australian history, and is one of the early references to organised unionism in the wool industry - until recently the prime driver of the Australian economy. Regards, John

TRAVELLING DOWN THE CASTLEREAGH

MIDI file: castle.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 6/8 12 8
Key: C
Tempo: 165 (363636 microsec/crotchet)
Name: Travelling Down The Castlereagh
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE TENT POLES ARE ROTTEN (H Lawson)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 10:13 PM

Here's one of my favourite Henry Lawson songs. Regards, John.

THE TENT POLES ARE ROTTEN

The tent poles are rotten, and the campfires dead
And the possums they ramble in the trees overhead
I'm out on the wallaby, I'm humping my drum
And I tramp down the road where the sundowners come.

And it's north west by west over ranges and far
To the plains where the cattle and the sheep stations are
With the sky for my roof and the earth for my bunk
And the calico bag for my damper and my junk.

And scarcely a comrade my memory reveals
But the spirit still tingles in my toes and my heels.
Now my tent is all torn and my blankets are damp
And the fast-rising waters still flow by the camp

And the cold water rises in jets from the floor
As l lie on my bed and I listen to it roar
And I think of tomorrow how my foot-steps will lag
As I tramp beneath the weight of a rain-sodden swag.

But the way of a swagman is mostly uphill
But there's joys to be found on the wallaby still
When your day has gone by with its tramp and its tail
And your campfire you build and your billy it can boil

Oh, there's comfort and peace in the bowl of your clay
Or the yarn of a mate who is tramping that way.
But beware of the city where it's poison for years
And there's always a danger in drinking long beers

For a bushman gets bushed in the streets of the town
And he loses his friends when his cheque's all knocked down
He's alright 'til his pockets are empty and then
He must hump his old bluey up the country again.

MIDI file: tentpole.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 072 (833333 microsec/crotchet)
Name: The Tent Poles Are Rotten (Henty Lawson)
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: I WAS ONLY NINETEEN (John Schumann)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 14 Oct 99 - 01:57 AM

And a true classic from the pen of John Schumann. Regards, John.

1. Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal,
The 6th Battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card,
We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left.

Chorus 1
And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the quay,
The clipping from the paper shows the young and strong and clean,
And there's me in my slouch hat and S.L.R. and greens,
God help me. I was only nineteen.

2. From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat,
I'd been in and out of choppers now for months
But we made our tents a home, V.B., and pinups on the lockers,
And an Asian orange surise through the scrub.

Chorus 2.
And can you tell me. doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?

And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M- 16?
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me, l was only nineteen.

3. A four week operation, when each step can mean your last one
On two legs; it was a war within yourself.
But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off,
So you closed your eyes and thought about something else.

Chorus 3.
Then someone yelled out "Contact'' and the bloke behind me swore.
We hooked in there for hours then a god almighty roar.
Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon
God help me, he was going home in June.

4. l can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel
On a thirty-six hour rec. leave in Vung Tau.
And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle,
'Til the morphine came and killed the bloody row.

Chorus 4.
And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears.
And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real.
I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel.

God help me. l was only nineteen.

Chorus 5.
And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet?
And what's this rash that comes and goes can you tell me what it means?
God help me. I was only nineteen.

MIDI file: only19.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: A
Tempo: 116 (517241 microsec/crotchet)
Name: I Was Only 19 (Redgum)
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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Subject: Lyr Add: ROAD TO GUNDAGAI
From: Chris in Darwin
Date: 14 Oct 99 - 11:35 PM

Diamantina Drover was written by Hugh McDonald of Redgum. I have the words if anyone is interested.

There is another version of "Road to Gundagai" that I heard years ago -

There's a car that lingers in my memory
Of running boards and things that used to be.
One day I'm returning to the smell of rubber burning
Along the road to Gundagai.

CHORUS: There's an old-fashioned Ford made of rubber, tin and board
Along the road to Gundagai.
Its spark plugs are missing. Its cylinders are hissing
Beneath the summer sky.

There is water in the petrol and sand all in the gears
And she hasn't seen a garage for over forty years.
That's the old-fashioned Ford made of rubber, tin and board
Along the road to Gundagai.

When I find that car, I'll be a kid again.
I'll have no thought of bruises or of pain.
As I crank the handle, I couldn't blow a candle
Along the road to Gundagai.

Chorus

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAZY HARRY'S
From: Snuffy
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 09:20 AM

I picked up a tape last weekend at Bromyard Folk Festival of field recordings made in Suffolk in the 1980's. On it I was amazed to find this version of the Road to Gundagai - completeley different storyline to the version in DT. (Different tune, too - Mr Whiting uses a fairly standard "Wearing of the Green" tune, closer to the Dubliner's "Rising of the Moon" than to the WotG tune in DT).

But how did it get to Suffolk? My guess would probably be through the army, with UK and ANZAC troops serving together - Boer War, WW1, WW2, etc - although maritime transmission is also a possibility.

Can any 'catters throw further light on this?

LAZY HARRY'S

Well we'd finished up the shearing and we each had took our checks
So we planned a trip to Sydney just to lubricate our necks
So we swung the swags up gaily: we had Sydney in the eye
But we camped at Lazy Harry's on the road to Gundagai

We camped one night at a station and they treated us real swell
Next day we started tramping, and the sun was hot as hell
But we didn't mind the tramping and we didn't mind the flies
But we camped at Lazy Harry's on the road to Gundagai

We camped one night at a cockies, at the next the waterhole was dry
Next day we started tramping beneath the red hot copper sky
But we didn't mind the tramping: we had Sydney in the eye
But we camped at Lazy Harry's on the road to Gundagai

We were miles yet from the railhead and out throats were awful dry
When we spotted Lazy Harry's pub on the road to Gundagai
So we thought we'd have a quick one in the pub as we passed by
But we camped at Lazy Harry's on the road to Gundagai

Now the barmaids there in Harry's pub would melt a heart of stone
They'd make you think you were twice your size like you stood out on your own
And when you knew you'd had enough, they'd convince you you were dry
So we camped at Lazy Harry's on the road to Gundagai

Well we ended up as drunk as lords, woke up with an awful head
Snowy felt down in his pockets and he said "Well, strike me dead!
Someone has fanned me for me money," then he gave a woeful sigh
"That means I won't see Sydney now or get as far as Gundagai"

When we each felt in our pockets, someone had done a proper job
For they'd fanned us for our money, and they'd left us fifteen bob
It's a lesson I'll remember now until the day I die
When we camped at Lazy Harry's on the road to Gundagai


Mr Whiting pronounces Gundagai as Gundygai throughout
From Songs sung in Suffolk, Vol 3. Veteran Tapes VT103. (Field recordings 1985-87 by John Howson). Sung by Fred Whiting of Kenton, Suffolk.


Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Mar 04 - 06:56 AM

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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Mar 04 - 07:38 AM

songs & music (dots) here

Mark Gregory's Australian Folk Songs


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 10 Mar 04 - 05:06 PM

G'day Snuffy,

Did you ever get any elucidation on that intriguing Pommy version of Lazy Harry's? I seem to remember reading it some time around September 2000 - when you posted to this forum (although I was doing my best to be anywhere else in Australian than Sydney, which was in Olympics frenzy mode at the time!) Was there also discussion in some other forum ... such as AusWorldFolk?

Anyway, I'd be interested to hear if you found out any more about the provenance of this lovely version. It certainly reads as if it was written by someone with a good local knowledge (as against the occasional Pommy 'remake'" that tries to 'translate' into "English" terms that one sees). The use of a "Wearing of the Green"-type tune suggests a fair level of antiquity. That tune certainly got a boost (and a change of passport!) when Dion Boucicault pinched it off the Scots for his musical-play song Wearing of the Green in 1848 ... and would have been heard more widely in that form than its original use as a setting of one of the Scots poet Robert Tannahill's poems.

I'd be a bit surprised if it appeared in a 'non-Irish' context much beyond the turn of the 20th century (it certainly saw service in Australia as a tune for some Ned Kelly ballads ... but that would probably have been seen as an "Irish" usage - to some degree).

I had a look at Veteran's web site - and they don't seem to have listed VT 103 in their current CD offerings. Do you know of anywhere that I could find an audio file of this song?

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 09:05 AM

Most of that tape now appears to be on "VTC2CD Songs Sung in Suffolk" - but not that one!!! You could try asking Veteran if it's on another compilation.

Or PM me your e-mail address and I'll make an MP3 for you


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 06:52 PM

G'day Snuffy,

Thanks for that - I've PMed you with my details (and a vaguely related yarn).

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 07:35 AM

...........about 30 years ago, I heard a version of 'The Road to Gundagai' of which the chorus line went

'On the road to Gundagai
Five miles from Gundagai
And [repeat last line of preceding verse]'

& also contained this gem

'and the dog shat in the tucker bag
On the road to Gundagai'!!

Anyone recognise this version?


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Subject: RE: LYR & TUNE ADD: Sundry Aussie Culture
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 08:27 AM

Two different songs, mate.
Nine Miles From Gundagai is about a teamster having a bad time.
Road To Gundagai is about a couple of shearers having a good time.


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