Happy! – Feb 17 (A.B. Paterson)
Unidentified Australian song-Mustering Song (13)
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Subject: Happy! – Feb 17 (A.B. Paterson)|
From: Abby Sale
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 08:25 AM
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson
was born at Narambla, in New South Wales,
17 February 1864
(d. 5 Feb 1941)
He became a lawyer but devoted his time to journalism and writing, especially poetry and ballads. He's best known for "The Man from Snowy River" (1892) and some minor songs.
His choice of pseudonym came from his abiding preoccupation -- "The Banjo" was a race-horse.
Had a nice write-up in National Geographic a few months ago.
See Project Guttenberg page: Rio Grande's Last Race & Other VersesClicky