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    Andy's Gone With Cattle

    Our Andy's gone with cattle now -
    Our hearts are out of order
    With drought he's gone to battle now
    Across the Queensland border

    He's left us in dejection now
    Our thoughts with him are roving
    It's dull on this selection now
    Since Andy went a-droving

    Who now shall wear the cheerful face
    In times when things are blackest
    And who shall whistle round the place
    When Fortune frowns her blackest

    Oh, who shall cheek the squatter now
    When he comes round us snarling
    His tongue is growing hotter now
    Since Andy crossed the Darling

    The gates are out of order now
    In storms the 'riders' rattle
    For far across the border now
    Our Andy's gone with cattle

    Poor Aunty's looking thin and white
    And Uncle's cross with worry
    And poor old Blucher howls all night
    Since Andy left Macquarie

    Oh may the showers in torrents fall
    And all the tanks run over
    And may the grass grow green and tall
    In pathways of the drover

    And may good angels send the rain
    On desert stretches sandy
    And when the summer comes again
    God grant 'twill bring us Andy.

    Henry Lawson
    WARATAH !

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    Default Re: Desolation

    Thanks for the smile.
    Never grow a wishbone, daughter,
    where your backbone ought to be.

    ~Clementine Paddleford~

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