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Lyr Add: Back to Broome (Ted Egan)

rich-joy 25 Jun 02 - 08:17 AM
EBarnacle1 15 Jul 02 - 02:49 PM
Kitty 09 Sep 04 - 05:02 PM
Joe Offer 09 Sep 04 - 05:38 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 Sep 04 - 05:38 PM
Malcolm Douglas 09 Sep 04 - 06:15 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: BACK TO BROOME (Ted Egan)
From: rich-joy
Date: 25 Jun 02 - 08:17 AM

BACK TO BROOME
(Ted Egan)

I'm takin' you back to Broome today
What'll we do when we get to Broome?
All aboard a lugger, we're on our way
What'll we do in Broome?

You'll see Broome's fascinating ways
Japanese, Koepangers, and Malays
I'm takin' you back to early days
The hurly, burly, pearly days
The good old days in Broome!

CHORUS: So it's: Haul away! Heave away!
Up with the anchor chain – two! three! four!
Haul away! Heave away!
We're goin' back to Broome again!

I'm takin' you back...
What'll we do...
All aboard a lugger...
What'll we do...

There's a pearling master so astute
A Japanese diver lookin' ever so cute
Sovereign buttons on a starched white suit
And a mouth full of golden teeth to boot
He's properly flash in Broome.

So it's: Haul away! …

We'll take a trip to Chinatown
At the Roebuck Pub, we'll knock one down
Broome's the place of great renown
The people are black, white, yellow, and brown
It's Technicolor in Broome.

I'm takin' you back to Broome with me
And if you want to learn about history
Sit in the shade of a Tamarind tree
Meet the Unsinkable Kennedy
And he'll tell you all about Broome.

We'll go for a ride on a funny little train
And take a walk down Sheba Lane
But when you get back don't try to explain
Your wife won't let you go back again
You'll never get back to Broome.

There's a team of Manila-men sorting shell
Singing the lugger-boat songs as well
Splice the mainbrace! Ring the bell!
The rest of the world can go to hell!
We'll have a good time in Broome.

I'm takin' you back to Broome, me dears
At the Conti Pub have a few cold beers
There's Con Gill's cockatoo, block yer ears
The greatest swearer heard in years
And he's cursing his luck in Broome.

Hear Captain Tallboys tell a tale
On the verandah in front of Streeter & Male
At the Governor Broome we'll quaff an ale
Watching the luggers as they set sail
Sailing today from Broome.

At Matzo's Store you'll buy the best
You'll see Billy Dampier's treasure chest
Head for Broome, forsake the rest
Broome's the pearl of the Golden West
We'll have a good time in Broome.

Cheers! RJB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 2nd Back to Broome - ted egan
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 15 Jul 02 - 02:49 PM

Are there any other Egan songs or 'Broome' songs out there?


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Subject: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: Kitty
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 05:02 PM

Seems to be a fun song, but a group of people are singing it on a cd, and it seems to be after several drinks. Can only understand about half of it...
If you have the lyrics, that'd help lots!
thanks
K


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 05:38 PM

Hi, Kitty - is it this one? I put broom in the filter box and set the age to "all," and came up with lots of threads. Maybe one of them has the song you seek.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 05:38 PM

I can't find anything based on just that line. Could you post what you do have currently?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 06:15 PM

That elided final -g is always a problem, as people use it so inconsistently. I expect Joe's link is the answer. With luck, Bob Bolton will turn up at some point, he's your man for the Antipodean repertoire.

One thing, Kitty: it always helps if you tell us everything you already know when asking a question. From your other posts, I assume this is an Australian piece; but what was the recording? Name, date, location, personnel, all that sort of thing can make searching a lot more productive.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 09:20 PM

"I'm Taking You Back To Broome Today"
is by Ted Egan - try his website
(Broome is coastal West Australia)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 09:30 PM

See Joe's post above, with link to lyric already posted here.

Are all of Kitty's current questions about Ted Egan songs? Are they all from the same recording?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: rich-joy
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 03:52 AM

I added the lyrics for Ted Egan's "Back to Broome" in a thread on June 25th, 2002.

Comes up if you just search "Broome" ...

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: Kitty
Date: 10 Sep 04 - 08:48 AM

Hi friends,
sorry it took so long to get back to you. Had to be gone all day.
The blue clicky thing up there is the one!!! Thanks so much. I actually had searched for it under Broome, and nothing came up. I doubt I spelled it wrong... At any rate, that is the song, so you have saved me!!
Kathryn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Back to Broome - ted egan
From: rich-joy
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 12:49 AM

refresh

Alice Springs group "Bloodwood", in the 80s, had a very popular version, too ...


Cheers, R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Taking you back to Broome today
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 07:50 PM

Great song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC67IawCsPE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Back to Broome (Ted Egan)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 02:26 AM

best version I've heard is that sung by the Redfern Shanty Club in a small bar with around 45 singers, most under 30, belting it out after learning the chorus, under the general instruction to newcomers If you don't know the words, SING LOUDER! One of the greybeards in the audience added an extra verse about his grandfather's butcher shop.

Redfern Shanty Club - check out the videos in case Broome has been included.

Redfern Shanty Club on reverbnation alas, they did not include Broome.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Back to Broome (Ted Egan)
From: Bruce D
Date: 20 Feb 21 - 09:53 PM

These is a shanty style song, called "Bring the Beer to Broome"

used to be quite popular with shanty singers in WA


Bruce D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Back to Broome (Ted Egan)
From: rich-joy
Date: 20 Feb 21 - 11:56 PM

"Bringing the Beer to Broome" is a song by Victorian, Peter Lenne.
The lyrics and provenance are in this thread : /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=13459

I knew it from the singing of the Alice Springs (NT) bush band BLOODWOOD*,
who despite being excellent - and chosen by The Gummint as representatives of the "Face of Australia" for some years (many overseas tours!),
now have barely a presence online and all their recordings are hard to find.    Very Sad.

Cheers,
R-J

PS    *AFAIK, most members are still performing around The Alice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Back to Broome (Ted Egan)
From: Bruce D
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 08:13 AM

Bloodwood did a new album a few years ago on CD.

Always enjoyed them,


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