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Henry Lawson at Kmart

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murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 08 Apr 01 - 05:22 AM
Helen 08 Apr 01 - 06:27 AM
alison 08 Apr 01 - 09:17 AM
Art Thieme 08 Apr 01 - 11:13 AM
Francy 08 Apr 01 - 01:14 PM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 08 Apr 01 - 05:00 PM
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Bob Bolton 08 Apr 01 - 11:17 PM
Jeri 08 Apr 01 - 11:46 PM
GUEST,Willie-O 09 Apr 01 - 07:41 AM
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Subject: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 05:22 AM

That title should get your attention! I was looking up some Henry Lawson books in the Blackheath library when the librarian who looked over my shoulder at the screen told me that Kmart in Katoomba has the complete works for $20. I dashed over there and sure enough they were there. Two volumes, each with about 900 pages for $20 the lot, not each. There is an equivalent set of the complete works of "Banjo" Paterson. Unfortunately neither of the gentlemen were there to sign the books.

If they are in Katoomba they might be all over Sydney. I do suggest taking a look. That many pages in a standard paper binding won't last forever but $20.....

Murray


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Helen
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 06:27 AM

Thanks for the tip, Murray.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: alison
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 09:17 AM

they have been around for while Murray.... although $20 is the cheapest I have seen them for... well worth the investment..........

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 11:13 AM

I found BOTH of these fine books for $2.00 each (used--hard covers) during my travels around the U.S.A. Neither of my books is anywhere near 900 pages. Both the Lawson volume and the Patterson one are 272 pages. Both were published by Angus and Robertson. It looks like the Lawson book was originally bought at The Craftsman Bookshop at the Village Kings Cross ---N.S.W. These seem to be complete compilations.

Why 900 pages for the same thing???

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Francy
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 01:14 PM

Am i being a bit naieve to think they might be available here in the states at "Walmart"? Sure love to have both of them.....I'm l working on "Clancy of the Overflow" now......(Hi Art) Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 05:00 PM

I suspect the books you have are different, Art. The publishing history of the ones I just got don't mention A&R. As far as I can see they were originally published by Landsdowne Press in 1984.

Are you making a tune for "Clancy", Frank? I don't think I ever heard it sung. The closest was hearing it recited with music in the background. It think it was the "Bushwackers" who did it.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 06:55 PM

If you don't have the good fortune to find a set...you can find almost all of Patterson's works online. A few months back, I went to Project Gutenberg and downloaded a couple of books, then printed them in a small format (2 pages to a sheet...small but readable) and punched holes and put them in a small binder so I could carry them easily. The whole process took about 20 minutes!

The program I used for printing is freeware...PCBook2 ! It will do amazing things, and is great for printing songs, etc., in small fonts so you can slip a copy in a pocket for handy reference.


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 07:05 PM

and I just checked, Lawson is there too. Not like having original copies...but...


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 07:06 PM

BillD, you are just full of amazing software info! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 07:14 PM

a feller what cain't afford to go to bars gotta have SOME hobby! *grin*....I oughta start a 'freeware program of the day' thread...


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: alison
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 10:25 PM

there is already a tune for "Clancy of the overflow".... I find it a bit dirgey.... prefer to hear it recited....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 11:17 PM

G'day all,

Art:I think the books you have are The Poetical Works of (Henry Lawson / Banjo Paterson), collections put up by Angus & Robertson, major publishers of both Lawson's and Paterson's poetry ... in The Bulletin magazine. They published extensively in other magazines as well as bringing out several books.

My main reference set of Henry Lawson's poetry (apart from Chris Kempster's Songs from Henry Lawson is the 3-volume set by Colin Roderick. Admittedly, this has all the versions and variants as well as commentary and background. (And I have the boxed sets that Murray mentions ... and pretty much the same old ones you have as well.)

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 11:46 PM

Clancy of the Overflow is on Bill Sables' $ Sam Pirt's CD, "Halfway to Wrexham." Says the tune's by Williams, but that's all. It sure doesn't sound dirgey the way Bill sings it.


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: GUEST,Willie-O
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 07:41 AM

Twas his shearin' mate that wrote it,
And verbatim I will quote it:
"Clancy's gone to Queensland drovin,
And we don't know where 'e are".

One of the great verses. Melody would detract.
Prof Willie-O Q. Quackenbush


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 09:41 AM

G'day all,

Pace Alison and Willie-O, but the best-known of several tunes in Australia for Clancy of the Overflow is one I seem to remember as being by the group Wallis & Matilda. We used to do it in Selectors - a group I was in during the '80s and it didn't sound dirgy when we sang it ...

Regards,

Bob Bolton (not generally a fan of singing Paterson's poems)


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Art Thieme
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 02:18 PM

BILL SABLES doing "Clancy" has quickly become one of my favorite ballads. We swapped CDs when he and AlanC were on their trip around the U.S.A. Just last month I put that poem/song on a tape of favorites I put together.

Thanks again, Bill. Hope you are well.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Henry Lawson at Kmart
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 11:52 PM

G'day Art,

Is there a site from which i can hear a sound clip of Bill Sables's version? I am interested to hear the various settings of these poems. I have seen a half dozen or so for Clancyin Australia ... not all so good. I'm not rapt in the country-style ones but the Wallis & Matilda tune works well (for me).

I think I have the dots somewhere, transcribed for the dot-dependent in the group ... if I excavate through the next 15 years of accumulated detritus ... I might find them ... and post them as a MIDItext.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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