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Lyr Req: Australian Through and Through (E Bogle)

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A COUNTRY SONG
BLOODY ROTTEN AUDIENCE
BOGLED
DO YOU KNOW ANY BOB DYLAN?
FRONT ROW COWBOY
GLASGOW LULLABY
IF WISHES WERE FISHES
LEAVING NANCY
NO MAN'S LAND
NO MAN'S LAND (3)
NO USE FOR HIM
NOBODY'S MOGGY NOW
NOBODY'S MOGGY'S LAND (No Moggy's Land)
NOW I'M EASY
SAFE IN THE HARBOUR
SILLY SLANG SONG
SOLDIER, SOLDIER
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA (2)
THE SONG OF THE WHALE
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
WILLIE MCBRIDE'S REPLY


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Subject: Australian through and through
From: GUEST,martin forsey
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 02:46 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics for Eric Bogle's song Australian Through and Through? It comes from his 'Singing the Spirit Home' album.

Many thanks for your attention to this

martin forsey


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Subject: RE: Australian through and through (Bogle)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 07:21 AM

Do you mean The Aussie Barbeque?

It's a national institution,
It's Australian through and through,
So come on mate and grab a plate,
We'll have a barbeque.

or something like that, off the top of my memory, at midnight.


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Subject: Lyr Add: AUSTRALIAN THROUGH AND THROUGH (T Miles)
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 11:39 AM

Here you go.

AUSTRALIAN THROUGH AND THROUGH
Author: Tony Miles


Now I've never been a shearer, never seen a shearing shed
And I don't suppose I'd recognise a sheep
I've never been a drover bringing dusty cattle over
or died of thirst beside a dried up creek
I've never been a digger on a worked out worthless claim
A rowdy rouse about or jackaroo
Never cut a field of cane, never drove a bullock train
But I'm bloody well Australian through and through,
my oath I am! I'm bloody well Australian through and through

I've never boiled me billy by a bloody billabbong
There's better ways than that your days to spend
No one humps their swags no more, what a flamin' bloody bore!
When you can duck off in the Kingswood each weekend
Now there's a mighty waggon! It's a ripper of a car
Designed for our conditions, though it's true
It's made by General Motors, but you'd hardly even notice
'Cause it's bloody well Australian through and through
My oath it is! Yes it's bloody well Australian through and through

I've never crossed the nullabor or trekked the Birdsville Track
I can't tell a wallaby from kangaroo
I know the Kookaburra 'cause its laugh is like no other
But I've only seen Koalas in a zoo!
'Cause I've been o.s. you know (that's short for overseas!)
And I've taught these poms and wogs a thing or two
And it made me feel damn proud to stand out in the crowd
Being bloody well Australian through and through
My oath I did! Being bloody well Australian through and through

'Cause there's nothing overseas that we haven't got at home
We're as cosmi - bloody - politan as them!
With "Dallas" on T.V., the best of BBC
And good old Reg Grundy on Channel Ten!
We've go disco - bloody - fever from Toorak to Tennant Creek
The Bee Gees and Olivia Newton too!
Our stars we have our share of them, and although they sound American
They're bloody well Australian through and through
My oath they are! They're bloody well Australian through and through

So let's sing n o more of swaggies or Ned Kelly and his gang
Let's sing a more sophisticated theme
No longer are we hicks from the international sticks
We're jet - setters on the inter - global scene
So let us hold our heads up 'cause we've bloody well arrived
And sing no more of tied - down kangaroos - sport!
At last we've come of age, it's the universal rage
Being bloody well Autalian through and through
My oath it is! Being bloody well Australian through and through.


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Subject: RE: Australian through and through (Bogle)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 06:38 AM

Great! We don't know that one. So how does the tune go?


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Subject: RE: Australian through and through (Bogle)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 07:16 AM

Great song, but the response to the request is more likely to be found

here

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Australian through and through (Bogle)
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 07:38 AM

G'day Wolfgang (and martin forsey),

I don't think so ... the song martin asked for sounds much more like the Tony Miles lyric Big Mick quotes ... and I'm pretty sure I have heard Wee Eric sing it ... it's not in his 3 songbooks ... and I can't turn up that CD at the moment ... but I can hear Eric singing ... bloody well Australian through and through ...!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: Lyr Add: AUSSIE BAR-B-Q (Eric Bogle)
From: Orac
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 07:45 AM

AUSSIE BAR-B-Q
(Eric Bogle)

When the Summer sun is shining
On Australia's pleasant land
Round countless fires in strange attires
Are many solemn bands
Of blond Australians watching
Their lunch go up in flames
Though the smoke and smell, you can plainly tell
It's Barbie time again

chorus
When the steaks are burning fiercely
And the smoke gets in your eyes
And the snags all taste like fried toothpaste
and your mouth is full of flies
Its a national institution, its Australian though and through
So come on mate, and grab your plate
Lets have a bar-b-que

The Scots eat lots of haggis
The French eat snails and frogs
The Greeks go crackers over their mousaka's
And the Chinese love hotdogs
The Welshmen love to have a leek
The Irish like their stew
But you just can't beat, that half cooked meat
At an Aussie Bar-B-Que!

Chorus

There's flies stuck to the margarine
The bread has gone rock hard
The kids are fighting and the mozzies are biting
Who forgot the Aeroguard!
There's bull ants in the eskie
And the beer is running out
And what we saw in Ma's coleslaw
You just don't think about!

Chorus

And when the Barbie's over
And your homeward way you wend
With a queasy tummy on the family dunny
Many lonely hours you'll spend
You'll find yourself reflecting
Like others often do
Come rain or shine, that's the bloody last time
You'll have a Bar-b-que!

Chorus

Comments... Snags is Aussie slang for sausages. Also I have heard some sing "The yanks all love hot dogs" but that is wrong. Eric was having a dig at the fact that the Chinese think nothing of eating the family pet.


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Subject: RE: Australian through and through (Bogle)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 07:53 AM

I now think Bob is right. 'Australian through and through' is sung by Bogle on the 'Singing the spirit home' album. 'Australian BBC' (with a similar line in the chorus) is sung by Bogle on his 'singing the spirit home' 5 album sampler. Why can't he have more different titles for his productions?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Australian through and through (Bogle)
From: GUEST,alinact
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 05:32 PM

You can find the song in the songbook "Contemporary Australian Folksongs - The Song Goes On", edited by Lynne Tracey (Wise Publications, copyright 1986).

Tony Miles writes a note to the song:

"When I arrived from England 15 years ago, Australians on the whole seemed to have an inferiority complex. But now Australia leads the world in micro-surgery, competes with the best in sports and through it all there is a new national pride and sense of identity. Or is there? Are we too eager to be accepted into the mainstream of international culture, at the expense of what is truly Australian?"

(There's something for you to comment on, Bob Bolton).

Allan

Chords are:

Now I've (C)never been a shearer, never (F)seen a shearing shed
And I (C)don't suppose I'd recognise a (G7)sheep
I've (C)never been a drover bringing (F)dusty cattle over
or (D7)died of thirst beside a dried up (G7)creek
I've (F)never been a digger on a worked out worthless claim
A (E)rowdy rouse a - (E7)-bout or jackar -(Am)-oo (G7)
Never (C)drove a bullock train never (F)cut a field of cane,
But I'm (C)bloody well Aust- (G7)-ralian through and (C)through,
my oath (D7)I am!
I'm (F)bloody well Aust - (G7)-ralian through and (C)through.


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Subject: RE: Australian through and through (Bogle)
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 06:29 PM

I took the lyrics out of "The Eric Bogle Songbook". This one is out of print. The song is on the same CD as "Singing The Spirit Home".

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Australian Through and Through (Bogle)
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 08:25 PM

G'day Allan (aka alinact),

(There's something for you to comment on, Bob Bolton)

I think I'll skip the comment ... I've always been pretty sure about who I am ... amd happy to accept other nationalities, along with their good and bad points ... but Tony was speaking from that specially clear view that comes from an 'outsider' moving to another country ... and there is some truth to both the points he made.

Big Mick: I must have scanned my three different Eric Bogle Songbooks too quickly ... unless there is a different line-up in one of the overseas reprints. I couldn't see the title in any of the three Australian-printed volumes (but I didn't check my Irish re-print ... and I didn't bother to buy the Canadian re-print I came actross at Da Capo Music!).

I was sure I did remember hearing the lad sing Tony's song that you supplied ... and I can't quite work out why everyone keeps quoting that damned Aussie BBQ song. (OK, I've had to do it too many times with the Bush Band I was in during the '80s! ... And, a cousin of mine used to live next door to Frank Ifield ... the first to record the Aussie BBQ ... complete with "singing dog" chorus ... probably the recording that convinced Eric that it was a better idea to sing his own songs.)

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Australian Through and Through (Bogle)
From: Orac
Date: 03 Apr 03 - 04:20 AM

Just a correction to the lyics I posted above it should be "glum Australians" not blond.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Australian Through and Through (Bogle)
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Apr 03 - 11:27 AM

Hello, Bob. Have I ever told you how much I appreciate your helpfulness? You are always willing to do whatever it takes to assist.

The book I have entitled "The Eric Bogle Songbook". It was distributed by Music Sales Pty. LTD. with a number on it of MS1009. It actually contains two separate books within its pages. The first book contains the following lyrics/scores:

The Aussie Bar-B-Que Song
The Ballad of Henry Holloway
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Birds of a Feather
Bushfire
Goodbye Lucky Country
The Great Aussie Takeaway
Hard Hard Times
He's Nobody's Moggy Now
If Wishes Were Fishes
Just not Coping
Little Gomez (editorial comment: I hate this "song")
No Man's Land - The Green Fields of France
Now I'm Easy
Old Friends
A Reason For It All
Safe In The Harbor
Scraps Of Paper
Shining River
Soldier, Soldier
When the Wind Blows

The second half of the book is titled "Something of Value". The following lyrics/scores are contained in it:

Across the Hills Of Home (Jimmy's Song)
All The Fine Young Men
An Old Song
Aussie Through and Through
A Change In The Weather
Going Back To Dublin
Harry's Wife
Katie And The Dreamtime
Lancelot and Guinnevere
Lifeline
Leaving In The Land
Poor Bugger Charlie
Rosie
Shelter
Singing The Spirit Home
Somthing Of Value
Them Old Song Writin' Blues
Twenty Years Ago
Two Strong Arms


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Australian Through and Through (Bogle)
From: GUEST,amergin
Date: 03 Apr 03 - 11:54 AM

i dunno, Mick, I love that little gomez....especially watching eric himself start literally rolling all over the stage from laughter...when he was singing it....cause the gal in front had the giggles so bad...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Australian Through and Through (Bogle)
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 03 Apr 03 - 10:59 PM

G'day Mick,

Thanks for the details on the song book. Here in Australia, Eric has had at least two totally different books simply called (The) Eric Bogle Song Book ... and one called Something of Value. What you have looks like an 'omnibus' edition - probably Eric Bogle Song Book #1 bound with Something of Value. I'll compare the title lists when I get home. I haven't seen that one here - it may have been a UK-only edition by Music Sales.

The first Eric Bogle Song Book came out in Australia with strongly graphic illustrations ... in a "cartoon" black & white technique. The Irish edition, which I have, replaced them all with Irish archival photographs. The Canadian version ran closer to the original.

I'm glad that I may have been able to help you in the past. I'm having a great time surfing the Mudcat and I've contacted a lot of great friends. Australia can find itself feeling a long way from everything - and this is not just fun, but a big help in my choice of Australian material for local publications ... I get to try my choices against a wider audience than my immediate musical contacts.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Australian Through and Through (Bogle)
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 04 Apr 03 - 07:25 AM

G'day again Mick,

I now see that the single book you have is a composite of the two separate UK Music Sales publications I have. Much more 'straitlaced' UK style than the handwritten, cartooned look of the Aussie original.

The Irish version of that original uses (mostly Irish) photographs instead of the drawings, but keeps the handwritten/old typewriter feel of the Australian book ... except for leaving out I Hate Wogs - the subject song of another concurrent thread!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: Lyr Add: DINKUM (Ross Magnay)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Apr 03 - 12:59 PM

Here's something in the same vein, but as far as I know, it's just a poem, not a song.

Found at a site belonging to the Australian Cattle Dog Social Club of North Queensland (http://www.wolfweb.com.au/acd/dinkum.html):

DINKUM
(Ross Magnay)

Well, you ask me if I'm dinkum, ask me if I'm true blue.
Well, I'm a dinkum Aussie, mate, 'cause I'm telling you--

Can a fish swim underwater? Do the Catholics have a pope?
Or to be a bit specific, is a pommy scared of soap?

Yes, you ask me if I'm dinkum, if I'm Aussie through and through.
Well, of course I'm bloody Aussie and damned proud of it, too.

Is the weather dry and dusty in the great outback?
And the famous ringer Trumby, was his backside black?

So if you ask me if I'm dinkum, Australian as can be,
Well, they don't come any Aussier than blokes the likes of me.

Was Slim Dusty ever famous for a pub that had no beer?
Do you have to be half crazy if you want to learn to shear?

And you ask me if I'm dinkum, and I have to say it's true.
Can an old man emu beat a kangaroo?

Is "g'day mate" really Aussie? Let me ask you that.
And could Sir Donald Bradman use a cricket bat?

Do Aussie kids eat Vegemite, or perhaps a pie and sauce?
Did the man from Snowy River feel at home upon a horse?
So don't ask me if I'm dinkum--because I am, of bloody course!


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