Where would most Australians know to find Clancy and Regret mentioned together?
#103554. Asked by Midget40. (Mar 05 09 3:01 AM)
The Man from Snowy River - a very popular ballad written by one of our favourite Australian poets A.B. Paterson who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym of "The Banjo" - the name of a station racehorse. |
The Man from Snowy River:
There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from Old Regret had got away,
And had joined the wild bush horses -- he was worth a thousand pound,
So all the cracks had gathered to the fray.
All the tried and noted riders from the stations near and far
Had mustered at the homestead overnight,
For the bushmen love hard riding where the wild bush horses are,
And the stock-horse snuffs the battle with delight.
There was Harrison, who made his pile when Pardon won the cup,
The old man with his hair as white as snow;
But few could ride beside him when his blood was fairly up --
He would go wherever horse and man could go.
And Clancy of the Overflow came down to lend a hand,
No better horseman ever held the reins;
For never horse could throw him while the saddle-girths would stand,
He learnt to ride while droving on the plains.
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