A B Banjo Paterson

A B Banjo Paterson

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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales, where he spent much of his childhood.
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The Old Australian Ways

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The London lights are far
Behind a bank of cloud,
Along the shore the gaslights gleam,
The gale is piping loud;
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Shearing at Castlereagh

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The bell is set a-ringing, and the engine gives a toot,
There's five-and-thirty shearers here a-shearing for the loot,
So stir yourselves, you penners-up, and shove the sheep along —The musterers are fetching them a hundred thousand stro...
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Santa Claus

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Who goes there
” The sentry’s
Rose on the midnight
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Uncle Bill

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My Uncle Bill
My Uncle Bill
How doth my heart with anguish thrill
For he, our chief, our Robin Hood,
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Lost

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"He ought to be home," said the old man, "without there's something amiss
He only went to the Two-mile — he ought to be back by this
He would ride the Reckless filly, he would have his wilful way;
And, here, he's not ...
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Flying Squirrels

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On the rugged water
At the top of the bridle
Where years ago, as the old men say,
The splitters went with a bullock
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Song of the Wheat

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We have sung the song of the droving days, Of the march of the travelling sheep;
By silent stages and lonely ways Thin, white battalions creep
But the man who now by the land would thrive Must his spurs to a plough-share beat
Is the...
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The Last Parade

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With never a sound of trumpet,
With never a flag displayed,
The last of the old
Lined up for the last parade
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Frogs In Chorus

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The chorus frogs in the big
Would sing their songs to the silvery moon
Tenor singers were out of place,
For every frog was a double bass
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Weary Will

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The strongest creature for his
But least equipped for
That dwells beneath Australian
Is Weary Will the Wombat
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High Explosive

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'Twas the dingo pup to his dam that said,"It's time I worked for my daily bread
Out in the world I intend to go,
And you'd be surprised at the things I know
"There's a wild duck's nest in a sheltered spot,
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Waltzing Matilda

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Oh there once was a swagman camped in the billabong, Under the shade of a Coolabah tree;
And he sang as he looked at his old billy boiling "Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me
" Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, my darling
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Book Contents The Animals Noah ForgotBanjo Paterson

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‘The Animals Noah Forgot’ A
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'Banjo' Paterson A wonderful look at some of the strange, wonderful animals in Australia - images attached where possible
The big white English swan, escaped from captivity, found himself swimming in an...
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Clancy of the Overflow

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I had written him a letter which I had, for want of
Knowledge, sent to where I met him down the Lachlan, years ago,
He was shearing when I knew him, so I sent the letter to him,
Just "on spec", addressed as follows, "...
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Opening of the Railway Line

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The opening of the railway line… The Governor and all,
With flags and banners down the street,
A banquet and a ball,
Hark to them at the station now
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Mulga Bills Bicycle

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'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze;
He turned away the good old horse that served him many days;
He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen;
He hurried off to town and bought a shining...
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