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Click Go The Shears

Click go the shears boys, click, click, click,
Wide is his blow and his hands move quick,
The ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow,
And curses the old snagger with the bare-bellied joe.

Out on the board the old shearer stands,
Grasping his shears in his thin bony hands
Fixed is his gaze on a bare-bellied joe,
Glory if he gets her, won’t he make the ringer go.

Click go the shears boys, click, click, click,
Wide is his blow and his hands move quick,
The ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow,
And curses the old snagger with the bare-bellied joe.

In the middle of the floor in his cane bottomed chair
Sits the boss of the board with his eyes everywhere,
Notes well each fleece as it comes to the screen,
Paying strict attention that it’s taken off clean.

Click go the shears boys, click, click, click,
Wide is his blow and his hands move quick,
The ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow,
And curses the old snagger with the bare-bellied joe.

The colonial experience man, he is there of course,
With his shiny legging’s on, just got off his horse,
Gazes all around him like a real connoisseur,
Scented soap and brilliantine and smelling like a whore.

Click go the shears boys, click, click, click,
Wide is his blow and his hands move quick,
The ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow,
And curses the old snagger with the bare-bellied joe.

The tar-boy is there waiting in demand
With his blackened tar-pot in his tarry hand,
Spies one old sheep with a cut upon its back
Hears what he’s waiting for it’s “Tar here Jack”

Click go the shears boys, click, click, click,
Wide is his blow and his hands move quick,
The ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow,
And curses the old snagger with the bare-bellied joe.

Now the shearing is all over, we’ve all got our cheques,
So roll up your swags and it’s off down the trace,
The first pub we come to it’s there we’ll have a spree,
And everyone that comes along it’s ‘Have a drink on me.’

Click go the shears boys, click, click, click,
Wide is his blow and his hands move quick,
The ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow,
And curses the old snagger with the bare-bellied joe.

There we leave him standing shouting for all hands,
Whilst all around him every ‘shouter’ stands,
His eye is on the keg which now is lowering fast,
He works hard, he drinks hard, and goes to Hell at last

Click go the shears boys, click, click, click,
Wide is his blow and his hands move quick,
The ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow,
And curses the old snagger with the bare-bellied joe

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Posted by on September 14, 2009 in Entertainment

 

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Along The Road To Gundagai

Along The Road To Gundagai
by Jack O’Hagan (1922)

There’s a track winding back
to an old-fashioned shack,
Along the road to Gundagai.

Where the gum trees are growin’
and the Murrumbidgee’s flowin’
beneath the starry sky.

Oh my mother and daddy are waitin’ for me
And the pals of my childhood once more I will see
And no more will I roam ‘cos I’m headin’ right for home
Along the road to Gundagai.

Australiana at its best – Mum and Dad would never stop into the Dog on the Tuckerbox.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2009 in Entertainment

 

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Days by the Ocean

Days by the Ocean
by Raymond J. Bartholomeuz (1986)

In the steammy, sensual rivercave of my mind
I stumble, I stagger, I stammer
Like some crazy South Korean circus clown
Lost, lonely, lifeless, laconically lazy
Marooned, marooned
I’m on a lagoon
I am an island
I am an isthmus
I come from Bermuda
I don’t believe in christmas
look out oh sinister holy man
look out oh righteous Bolshevik
I care no longer for your petty problems
I make my own decisions now
Today I laugh, I joke, I chitter chatter chitter
But tomorrow, tomorrow I go to Phillip Island

Everytime I hear this poem my first memory is of my brother absolutely cacking himself to the point I thought he would mess his pants. Then it just got funnier when the young kid when on and did a cracking rendition of it himself. Hands down the funniest piece of Australian poetry I’ve every heard. Man I miss Hey Hey It’s Saturday.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2009 in Entertainment, Family, Relaxation

 

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Have you ever travelled outside the country you were born in?

Have you ever travelled outside the country you were born in?

I travelled to the United States of America armed with my Canon PowerShot A400.

I flew SYD – LAX then took a connecting flight to JFK. I stayed at the Ramada Jersey City NJ, it was only a stones throw away from New York City NY, and then from there I caught a bus from Manhattan’s china town and travelled up the New England (I toured Boston MA, New Hampshire NH, Vermont VT, and Maine ME).

In New York City I did all the touristy things – I rode on the subway, walk up and down Manhattan, caught a yellow taxi, went to the 86th floor of the Empire State building, attended the American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Modern Art, experienced a circle line cruise, and went to the amazing Guggenheim Museum. If you are going here do yourelf a favour and by a New York CityPASS booklet it saves so much time not having to queue up for tickets to enter the sites of NYC.

Then onto Boston, I wasn’t planning on learn anything just wanted a relaxing trip of sightseeing however I was quite impressed with how British Boston was (it makes sense being that colonists from England founded the city, but as an Australian you just get these images from the media of American holding its own American close to its heart and the contrast between NYC and Boston was vast – NYC being the typical America I expected and Boston being like England) and the history of Boston I found really interesting. I saw Privateers (legal pirates) and learnt about the American Revolution, walked past and soaked up the atmosphere of some great colleges – Harvard (call me a snob or a WASP if you must but there is something amount the idea of having an Ivy League degree is so romantic – come on Mark Zuckerberg went there), MIT (some of the greatest ‘geeks’ of all time have walked through those hallways including Buzz Aldrin, Robert Metcalfe, and Ray Tomlinson just to name a few), Boston U (Alexander Graham Bell, Martin Luther King, Jr. need I say more?).

Whilst in Maine I stayed at Freeport for a few days at a delightful suite just a short walking distance from all the factory outlet shopping fun Freeport has to offer. The gardens were lovely & I felt I was really made to feel welcome, the breakfast was on another level of yum! If you are ever if Freeport give it a try – http://www.applewoodusa.com/

It was the middle of Autumn (or as it is called over there Fall) when I went there were however still plenty of flowers in bloom & the colours were lovely.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2006 in Entertainment, Relaxation, Travel

 

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American Pie

Yeah, yeah I know…
Its real old know, but its relevant for two
reasons:
  1. Because it’s
    MY blog and I say
    it is
  2. Because there is a
    new one out on DVD !!!

Have been watching the American Pie triology – or so I
thought it was only a triology – turns out another one has been
released recently I saw it the other night and it’s nothing
special, I guess when you think about it that is to be expected
really, whenever something of that magntude comes along the
production houses will always try and make more ca$h of it even if
what they are selling is a flop. This is one of these cases 110%

flop, it blows big time. They’ve tried too hard to make something
that they think people will like and missed the mark. Stifler’s
little brother, Matt has nothing at all on Steve – straight up
Steve Stifler was and always be the king the stuff that comes out

of his mouth is A grade quality gold. No questions about
it.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2005 in Entertainment

 

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