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bill\sables 20 Feb 99 - 08:54 PM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 20 Feb 99 - 11:05 PM
Dale Rose 20 Feb 99 - 11:48 PM
Don Meixner 21 Feb 99 - 02:41 AM
bill\sables 21 Feb 99 - 07:50 AM
Joe Offer 21 Feb 99 - 01:53 PM
Connor 22 Feb 99 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,Marcus Campus Bellorum 21 Aug 00 - 08:49 PM
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Callie 21 Aug 00 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,Mark 21 Aug 00 - 09:12 PM
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Bob Bolton 21 Aug 00 - 11:58 PM
GUEST,Mark 22 Aug 00 - 07:55 PM
GUEST,Mark again 22 Aug 00 - 07:58 PM
GUEST,Mark 22 Aug 00 - 08:06 PM
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Subject: Clancy of the Overflow
From: bill\sables
Date: 20 Feb 99 - 08:54 PM

Hi . do any of our Aussie mudcatters know the words to Clancy of the Overflow I believe it was a poem.


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 20 Feb 99 - 11:05 PM

It is a poem by "Banjo" Paterson, and one that I really like. It is a relatively long one and it might be online somewhere. If nobody points you to the poem/lyrics. I will post them.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: Dale Rose
Date: 20 Feb 99 - 11:48 PM

Well, it is not just Australians who like that one. It is all over the web, couldn't tell you how many. I checked out at least 6 or 8 in about 30 seconds. Here's one of them.

Let me put in a plug for my favorite search engine, ProFusion, here. Just go to ProFusion, set it for phrase, with summary, choose manually, then check all except PlanetSearch and Excite. (They always return too many useless sites) If what you are looking for is out there, Profusion will find it.


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: Don Meixner
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 02:41 AM

Clancy of the Overflow has one of the most lyric verses I've ever read in poem

And the bush has friends to meet him, and their pleasant voices great him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars, And he views the vision splendid, On the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory in the everlasting stars,

(or words to that effect)

I have a recording of some of some "Bowtie Tenor" singing the poem. Its dreadful, Paterson wrote it to be read and spoken aloud.

I have found it on the net fairly quickly, If you like The Banjos poems, try "Lost" or "The Horse Auction"

Don


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: bill\sables
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 07:50 AM

Many thanks folks I found it, Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 01:53 PM

I found a nice selection of Australian poetry here - Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, and others. Good stuff.
Here's a nice sample:

A Snake Yarn

W. T. Goodge 

"You talk of snakes," said Jack the Rat, "
But, blow me, one hot summer,
I seen a thing that knocked me flat
Fourteen foot long, or more than that,
It was a regular hummer!
Lay right along a sort of bog,
Just like a log!

"The ugly thing was lyin' there
And not a sign o' movin',
Give any man a nasty scare;
Seen nothin' like it anywhere
Since I first started drovin'.
And yet it didn't scare my dog.
Looked like a log!

I had to cross that bog, yer see,
And blue I was humpin';
But wonderin' what that thing could be
A-layin' there in front o' me
I didn't feel like jumpin'.
Yet, though I shivered like a frog,
It seemed a log!

I takes a leap and lands right on
The back of that there whopper!" He stopped.
We waited. Then Big Mac Remarked, "
Well, then, what happened, Jack?"
"Not much," said Jack, and drained his grog.
It was a log!"


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: Connor
Date: 22 Feb 99 - 11:15 AM

"The bushwakers" and "The Swagmen" both do excellent versions of Clancy. Tha sae called "bush debate" poems by Lawson and Patterson mak a bonza read and tha whole background behind them is quite fascinating...


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Subject: Clancy of the Overflow
From: GUEST,Marcus Campus Bellorum
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 08:49 PM

Hi all, Did the (newer but not the original) "Bushwackers" Version of "Clancy" come with their original tune or was the tune sourced from somewhere else.

Maybe I should go look on the "Bushwackers" Web site?

Are there any "Bushwackers" (current or former) lurking in the "Mud".

If not why not!


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: richardw
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 09:00 PM

Clancy was one of the men in Man from Snowy River, the film, which is based on a couple of Paterson's poesm. No one can make words flow like him...

Richard


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: Callie
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 09:03 PM

But has anyone heard Simon Campbell recite "Clancy of the Party Cone"? Very funny!!


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 09:12 PM

What about that bloody Bushwackers tune??


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: GUEST,Barry Finn
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 10:26 PM

To anyone that's interested, since the original post from Bill he has since married Clancy Of The Overflow to a beautiful tune & put it on his CD along with a full load of other gems, Clancy will never be better. Great job Bill, Barry


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 21 Aug 00 - 11:58 PM

G'day all,

Mark: Clancy has been put to music by almost everyone who has read it and also sings! I have a couple of different tunes in my songs folder and have mercifully forgotten the rest. I think the best one came from the group Wallis & Matilda (which, in the last incarnation I have observed, is actually two blokes ... but it IS a bloody good name!). I can email you a MIDI of one or two tunes, if you wish.

BTW: The so-called "Bush vs City" debate between Lawson and Paterson has been well documented over the years and it was definitely without any acromony on their part (however it was taken by the readers of The Bulletin). What it did was to sell a good number of extra poems for both poets!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 07:55 PM

Thanks Bob.

The midi for Wallis and Matilda's "Clancy" would be much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: GUEST,Mark again
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 07:58 PM

Bob and others.

I could not find "Clancy of the Overflow" in the digitrad lyrics. Any search trickery I need to know??

I will go look in the Mudcat Midis now and check there.


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 08:06 PM

Hi Bob,

Were Wallis and Matilda Australian?

Any celtic links in any of the tunes used for "Clancy"?


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 11:32 PM

G'day Mark,

I would be able to do you a MIDI of the version we (Selectors>/i> did during the '80s ... I think that is basically the Wallis & Matilda version, but transcribed by me from memory.

Wallis & Matilda are an Australian performing group (although I won't vouch for distant origins). They were on the bill of fare at The Australian Folk Festival at Kiama, June 1999 ... the best way to trace them or check details would be via Dave De Santi, the main organiser.

I could not find Clancy by a simple search of names - or by a lyric search on "overflow", so I guess it is not there. I will post the words (they are almost a decade out of copyright) and a MIDIText, but the POEM will be on any number of poetry sites.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: Marcus Campus Bellorum
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 11:43 PM

Great stuff Bob. Thanks again.

And. . .no guest prefix for me for the moment.


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the party cone
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 03:36 AM

alyson cuff The author of CLANCY OF THE PARTY CONE was 'Tim Mitchell' aka Tim Moon aka Moon Man aka Banjo Pack us one. He last performed it at a party in legerwood Tas at Big Bazils house, in 2007. He was a brilliant wordsmith and sadly, he passed away on 21 may 2011, at age 45.He recorded other songs as well set a guiness record for being the longest dj on radio airtime in one sitting. I think he went for 4 days straight. It was to raise money for city park radio station launceston.


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Subject: RE: Clancy of the Overflow
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 01:18 PM

Wallis and Matilda


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