The Works of 'Banjo' Paterson

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Wordsworth Editions, 1995 - Poetry - 268 pages
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Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson may fairly be regarded as Australia's national poet. 'Waltzing Matilda', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and 'The Man from the Snowy River' still strike a chord in the hearts of Australians wherever they may be, evoking, as they do, the rough life and values of the outback. The apparent simplicity of the ballad form which 'Banjo' embraced so wholeheartedly is balanced by many syllabic irregularities and internal rhyme. This harks back to the old ballads of the English and considerable ingenuity of stress and Scottish borders, as well as the heroic songs of Ireland.Banjo Paterson's poetry is the authentic voice of a frontier society in which song and campfire recitation were the only entertainment open to tired stockmen and drovers.
  

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User Review  - Ameliaiif - LibraryThing

Oh! there once was a swagman camped in a 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?" I can also sing the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeri Walker-Bickett - Goodreads

I started this book of poems for National Poetry Month and have long since been a fan of Banjo's poem "The Man from Snowy River." Overall, the poems are enjoyable and a great example of ballads that ... Read full review

Contents

Prelude
2
Clancy of The Overflow
13
Our New Horse
19
The Geebung Polo Club
26
A Mountain Station
32
The Amateur Rider
40
Frying Pans Theology
46
Over the Range
53
Anthony Considine
136
The Road to Gundagai
142
Hard Luck
148
Do They Know?
156
Any Other Time
165
The Road to Old Mans Town
171
He Giveth His Beloved Sleep
179
The Last Parade
185

A Bunch of Roses
59
Black Swans
60
A Bushmans Song
66
The Winds Message
72
In Defence of the Bush
78
How the Favourite Beat Us
84
Under the Shadow of Kileys Hill
90
Rio Grande
99
With the Cattle
105
Mulga Bills Bicycle
111
Saltbush Bills Gamecock
117
Father Rileys Horse
124
Song of the Future
131
Jocfe
191
Brumbys Run
197
SaltbushBillJ P
203
T Y S O N
210
Gilhooleys Estate
217
Shouting for a Camel
223
Pioneers
229
At the Melting o the Snow
235
The ComerMan
241
The Pannihin Poet
248
Tommy Corrigan
255
INDEX OF POEM TITLES
261
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