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194010 [2014/04/21 08:42]
allchin09 [ANOTHER LETTER FROM THE RIVER CANOE CLUB'S MAPPING SECTION]
194010 [2014/04/21 08:44]
allchin09 [A BALLAD OF BUSHWALKERS' BASIN]
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 (Tune- "Abdul the bulbul Amir."​) (Tune- "Abdul the bulbul Amir."​)
  
-There'​s a song of a fight through a day and a night,+There'​s a song of a fight through a day and a night,\\ 
 +'Twixt Abdul and Ivan Skavar,\\ 
 +But the tale has no biff,\\ 
 +'cause it's based on a myth,'​\\ 
 +This true one is better by far.\\
  
-'Twixt Abdul and Ivan Skavar,+My tale, 'twill appear, is of no Slavonic peer\\ 
 +Named Ivan Skavinski ​Skavar,\\ 
 +But of maidens and men much more famous than then,\\ 
 +Their song I will sing it afar.\\
  
-But the tale has no biff+Casting off trousers and skirts they wear short shorts and shirts,\\ 
 +And are quite accustomed to fear,\\ 
 +And the catalogue long of the deeds they have done,\\ 
 +Fill with envy the Bulbul Amir.\\
  
-'cause it's based on a myth,+Jack, Harold and others left the care of their mothers\\ 
 +To walk to the Bushwalkers' ​Basin.\\ 
 +They intended to stroll to that fine water-hole\\ 
 +Not five miles from Leumeah Station.\\
  
-This true one is better by far.+They walked all that day and they walked all that night,\\ 
 +'Neath the light of the pale southern stars,\\ 
 +And all that they found and all that they got\\ 
 +Were scratches-and blisters and scars.\\
  
- +Now this Club has the seed of a much finer breed,\\ 
- +For Ivan he died most forlorn,\\ 
-My tale, 'twill appear, is of no Slavonic peer +But our Harold arrived with the next day's sunrise,\\ 
- +He arrived like the milk in the morn.\\
-Named Ivan Skavinski Skavar, +
- +
-But of maidens and men much more famous than then, +
- +
-Their song I will sing it afar. +
- +
- +
- +
-Casting off trousers and skirts they wear short shorts and shirts, +
- +
-And are quite accustomed to fear, +
- +
-And the catalogue long of the deeds they have done, +
- +
-Fill with envy the Bulbul Amir. +
- +
- +
- +
-Jack, Harold and others left the care of their mothers +
- +
-To walk to the Bushwalkers'​ Basin. +
- +
-They intended to stroll to that fine water-hole  +
- +
-Not five miles from Leumeah Station. +
- +
- +
- +
-They walked all that day and they walked all that night, +
- +
-'Neath the light of the pale southern stars,  +
- +
-And all that they found and all that they got +
- +
-Were scratches-and blisters and scars. +
- +
- +
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-Now this Club has the seed of a much finer breed, ​ +
- +
-For Ivan he died most forlorn, +
- +
-But our Harold arrived with the next day's sunrise, +
- +
-He arrived like the milk in the morn.+
  
 Frank Duncan. Frank Duncan.
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