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Tune Req: Outside Track (Henry Lawson)

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ANDY'S GONE WITH CATTLE
DO YOU THINK THAT I DO NOT KNOW
FREEDOM'S ON THE WALLABY
IRELAND SHALL REBEL
REEDY RIVER


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Baz 06 Nov 98 - 05:29 PM
Bob Bolton 09 Nov 98 - 05:09 PM
Alan of Australia 09 Nov 98 - 08:28 PM
alison 10 Nov 98 - 02:05 AM
BAZ 10 Nov 98 - 06:06 PM
alison 10 Nov 98 - 06:18 PM
Bob Bolton 11 Nov 98 - 01:30 AM
BAZ 11 Nov 98 - 05:23 PM
alison 11 Nov 98 - 06:20 PM
Alan of Australia 11 Nov 98 - 11:35 PM
BAZ 13 Nov 98 - 05:58 PM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 29 Jan 01 - 01:49 AM
Mark Cohen 29 Jan 01 - 04:42 AM
Dave the Gnome 29 Jan 01 - 11:55 AM
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Subject: Tune needed for outward Track
From: Baz
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 05:29 PM

I've got a friend looking for the tune to Outward Track. I picked up the lyrics recently from a thread but would appreciate the tadpoles.
Regards Baz


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 09 Nov 98 - 05:09 PM

G'day Baz,

More details on the song? I know of an Australian song of this title, which is a setting of a Henry Lawson poem. As with many Lawson songs, there are a number of different setting by different singers.

Of course, it may be a totally different song that I have not heard down here in the antipodes.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 09 Nov 98 - 08:28 PM

G'day,
The Lawson poem is actually called "The Outside Track". Is this the same song?

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: Tune Add: THE OUTSIDE TRACK
From: alison
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 02:05 AM

Hi,

Here's the tune for the outside track.

Slainte

alison

MIDI file: OUTSIDE.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: THE OUTSIDE TRACK
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
1680 1 57 037 0238 0 57 037 0002 1 66 042 0478 0 66 042 0002 1 67 032 0238 0 67 032 0002 1 66 028 0238 0 66 028 0002 1 64 041 0478 0 64 041 0002 1 64 038 0238 0 64 038 0002 1 64 047 0238 0 64 047 0002 1 62 048 0478 0 62 048 0002 1 64 040 0478 0 64 040 0002 1 66 050 0718 0 66 050 0002 1 64 039 0238 0 64 039 0002 1 62 049 0478 0 62 049 0002 1 62 053 0218 1 62 049 0015 0 62 053 0247 1 62 043 0022 0 62 049 0456 0 62 043 0002 1 59 032 0478 0 59 032 0002 1 57 030 1438 0 57 030 0002 1 57 044 0478 0 57 044 0002 1 66 030 0478 0 66 030 0002 1 66 047 0238 0 66 047 0002 1 66 047 0238 0 66 047 0002 1 67 037 0238 0 67 037 0002 1 67 069 0478 0 67 069 0002 1 67 044 0238 0 67 044 0002 1 66 049 0478 0 66 049 0002 1 64 034 0478 0 64 034 0002 1 62 037 0478 0 62 037 0002 1 57 025 0238 0 57 025 0002 1 57 057 0238 0 57 057 0002 1 66 040 0478 0 66 040 0002 1 66 039 0478 0 66 039 0002 1 67 038 0478 0 67 038 0002 1 66 036 0478 0 66 036 0002 1 64 021 1438 0 64 021 0002 1 57 049 0478 0 57 049 0002 1 67 039 0478 0 67 039 0002 1 66 033 0478 0 66 033 0002 1 64 045 0238 0 64 045 0002 1 64 036 0478 0 64 036 0002 1 64 042 0238 0 64 042 0002 1 66 048 0478 0 66 048 0002 1 69 048 0478 0 69 048 0002 1 62 038 0478 0 62 038 0002 1 66 039 0218 1 66 034 0081 0 66 039 0181 0 66 034 0000 1 66 045 0958 0 66 045 0002 1 66 035 0478 0 66 035 0002 1 67 049 0238 0 67 049 0002 1 66 040 0238 0 66 040 0002 1 64 034 1438 0 64 034 0002 1 62 035 0238 0 62 035 0002 1 64 017 0238 0 64 017 0002 1 66 038 0478 0 66 038 0002 1 66 035 0478 0 66 035 0002 1 67 030 0478 0 67 030 0002 1 67 049 0238 0 67 049 0002 1 67 049 0238 0 67 049 0002 1 69 044 0478 0 69 044 0002 1 66 030 0478 0 66 030 0002 1 62 043 0478 0 62 043 0002 1 62 049 0238 0 62 049 0002 1 64 024 0238 0 64 024 0002 1 66 029 0478 0 66 029 0002 1 67 019 0238 0 67 019 0002 1 66 033 0238 0 66 033 0002 1 64 032 0718 0 64 032 0002 1 62 034 0238 0 62 034 0002 1 62 044 1438 0 62 044 0002 1 62 060 0238 0 62 060 0002 1 66 032 0238 0 66 032 0002 1 69 045 0238 0 69 045 0002 1 69 036 0238 0 69 036 0002 1 71 047 0478 0 71 047 0002 1 69 040 0478 0 69 040 0002 1 62 031 0238 0 62 031 0002 1 66 035 0238 0 66 035 0002 1 69 026 0478 0 69 026 0002 1 71 034 0478 0 71 034 0002 1 69 024 0718 0 69 024 0002 1 66 025 0238 0 66 025 0002 1 62 042 0238 0 62 042 0002 1 62 053 0478 0 62 053 0002 1 62 056 0238 0 62 056 0002 1 69 039 0478 0 69 039 0002 1 67 037 0238 0 67 037 0002 1 66 023 0238 0 66 023 0002 1 64 028 1438 0 64 028 0002 1 62 031 0238 0 62 031 0002 1 64 024 0238 0 64 024 0002 1 66 028 0478 0 66 028 0002 1 66 036 0478 0 66 036 0002 1 67 032 0478 0 67 032 0002 1 69 033 0200 0 69 033 0043 1 69 051 0199 1 69 048 0038 0 69 051 0480 1 66 021 0006 0 69 048 0472 0 66 021 0002 1 62 024 0478 0 62 024 0002 1 57 022 0478 0 57 022 0002 1 66 027 0478 0 66 027 0002 1 67 031 0238 0 67 031 0002 1 66 035 0238 0 66 035 0002 1 64 040 0478 0 64 040 0002 1 66 044 0238 0 66 044 0002 1 64 039 0238 0 64 039 0002 1 62 043 1438 0 62 043
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:the outside Track
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:D
A,8|F2GFE2EE|D2E2F3E|D2DDD2B,2|A,6A,2|F2FFGG2G|
F2E2D2A,A,|F2F2G2F2|E6A,2|G2F2EE2E|F2A2D2FF|
F4F2GF|E6DE|F2F2G2GG|A2F2D2DE|F2GFE3D|D6DF|
AAB2A2DF|A2B2A3F|DD2DA2GF|E6DE|F2F2G2AA3/4A/4|
-A2F2D2A,2|F2GFE2FE|D8||


    I converted the MIDItxt from Alison It's close to the tune I know, but not quite right:

    Click to play (Alison)

    If you can do better, e-mail a MIDI to me.
    Thanks.
    joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: BAZ
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 06:06 PM

Thanks everyone
Iv'e checked back and it is The Outside Track by Henry Lawson (someone I'm not familiar with sad to say.
Alison it's been said before I know but you are a gem!
Regards Baz


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: alison
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 06:18 PM

Hi Baz,

Glad to help out. do you need the guitar chords or have you already got them?

Slainte

alison


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Subject: Tune Add: THE OUTSIDE TRACK
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 01:30 AM

G'day BAZ, Alison & Alan, It turns out that the tune I had in mind was an earlier setting by Tony McLachlan, a Bush Music Club member, who won our Henry Lawson song competition with this setting, back in the 1960s. I suspect (having no speakers on this machine) that Alison's version is the one I have heard in more recent years (which I seem to associate with Western Australia?).

As I said above, there are many different settings for Henry Lawson's poems. Some cavill at Henry's skill as a poet - the folk love him, but not his "Learned Critics" - however, all his work makes beautiful lyrics and his feelings are very basic to the Australian phsyche.

Anyway, I will give you Tony's setting as well:

MIDI file: outsidet.mid

Timebase: 240

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Tempo: 128 (468750 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0720 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 60 080 0128 0 60 064 0032 1 60 080 0128 0 60 064 0032 1 60 080 0128 0 60 064 0032 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 67 080 0288 0 67 064 0072 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0576 0 67 064 0144 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 65 080 0288 0 65 064 0072 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 71 080 0288 0 71 064 0072 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 67 080 0576 0 67 064 0144 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 60 080 0192 0 60 064 0048 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 69 080 0576 0 69 064 0144 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 71 080 0192 0 71 064 0048 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 74 080 0192 0 74 064 0048 1 71 080 0096 0 71 064 0024 1 72 080 0096 0 72 064 0024 1 74 080 0288 0 74 064 0072 1 72 080 0096 0 72 064 0024 1 71 080 0192 0 71 064 0048 1 69 080 0192 0 69 064 0048 1 67 080 0576 0 67 064 0144 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 69 080 0288 0 69 064 0072 1 69 080 0096 0 69 064 0024 1 65 080 0128 0 65 064 0032 1 67 080 0128 0 67 064 0032 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 67 080 0576 0 67 064 0144 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 69 080 0128 0 69 064 0032 1 71 080 0192 0 71 064 0048 1 71 080 0192 0 71 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 72 080 0192 0 72 064 0048 1 67 080 0192 0 67 064 0048 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 65 080 0192 0 65 064 0048 1 67 080 0096 0 67 064 0024 1 65 080 0096 0 65 064 0024 1 64 080 0192 0 64 064 0048 1 62 080 0192 0 62 064 0048 1 60 080 0576 0 60 064 0144 1 64 080 0096 0 64 064 0024 1 62 080 0096 0 62 064 0024 1 60 080 0576 0 60 064
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:
M:4/4
Q:1/4=128
K:C
E7D|C5/4C3/2C5/4C2EF|G2G2G3G|A5/4A3/2A5/4F2A2|
G6E2|F3ED2EF|E2F2G2G2|A5/4A3/2A5/4B3A|G6ED|
C2C2C2EF|G2G2G2GG|F2E2F2G2|A6AA|A2AAB2BB|
c2c2d2Bc|d3cB2A2|G6GG|G2F2E2GG|G2F2E2G2|A3AF5/4G3/2A5/4|
G6GG|A5/4A3/2A5/4B2B2|c2c2G2E2|F2GFE2D2|C6ED|
C19/4||

Enjoy,

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: BAZ
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 05:23 PM

Alison: I have the chords worked out OK. I think but thanks anyway.
Bob: Thanks for the extra tune.
All Three: has the phrase OUTSIDE TRACK a special significance in Australia? How can I read some more of this Guy's Poems? Can you give me any info on the person that wrote the tune thta Alison gave me, does he /she sing it as well?
Thanks again for all you help.
Regards Baz


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: alison
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 06:20 PM

hi Baz

Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson are the two famous Aussie poets. If you live over here you hear their stuff all the time. (Not a complaint they are both good). I had never heard of them before I moved here.

a lot of their poems are used as songs you've probably heard them without knowing who they were written by

eg Lawson - Reedy River,
Patterson - waltzing Matilda, Clancy of the Overflow.

There are heaps of books of their poetry, try asking your local bookshop. I remember searching the Net once and didn't find much.

the tune I have seems to have been done by Gerry Hallom (1982) I don't know if he wrote it or just performed it. Alan or Bob should know more.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 11:35 PM

G'day,
My ignorance of horse racing will show here. The outside track in racing would be the long way home & you will probably lose, but because the ground is less used it's more even and easier to run on. Lawson could have related very well to this.

Lawson was born in the mid NSW town of Grenfell, the same town as I was.

I think Hallom probably sang it as well as writing the tune. I'm sure I've heard a Garnett Rogers recording of it as well as numerous Aussies.

Priscilla Herdman's first album has a number of Lawson poems set to music, including Reedy River.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: BAZ
Date: 13 Nov 98 - 05:58 PM

Thanks you folks
Isn't this place amazing there's nearly always someone knows the answers.
Thanks again
Baz


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 01:49 AM

I wonder if "outside track" isn't ryming slang for "outback"

Murray


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 04:42 AM

The song was also recorded recently (beautifully, in my opinion) by Gordon Bok, Ed Trickett and Ann Mayo Muir on their CD, Harbors of Home. Gordon explains that it is a lament by a man whose life is on the road (hobo, swagman, etc.) for those of that group who leave for a more settled life. I'd vote for Alan's interpretation, in that it's a life not chosen by many, and not for those who are driven to "win"...whatever that may mean.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 11:55 AM

I heard, or read, on either a Paul Metzers or Steve Turner album that the outside track is what the Australian indiginous peoples refered to the 'afterlife' as. A sort of constant 'walkabout' with 'no worries' to coin a couple of other Aussie phrases.

"Their spirits shall live on the outside track, as long as the years go by" sort of makes sense if this is true.

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Tune needed for outward Track
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 02:34 PM

Henry Lawson wrote stories as well as songs. The Internet Public Library have an online text of one of his books. And lots ofr other stuff of course.


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