The Swagman’s Rest [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895.] The Swagman’s Rest We buried old Bob where the bloodwoods wave At the foot of the Eaglehawk; We fashioned a cross on the old man’s grave For fear that his ghost might walk; We carved his name […]

Jim Carew [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895.] Jim Carew Born of a thoroughbred English race, Well proportioned and closely knit, Neat, slim figure and handsome face, Always ready and always fit, Hardy and wiry of limb and thew, That was the ne’er-do-well Jim Carew. […]

Under the Shadow of Kiley’s Hill [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895.] Under the Shadow of Kiley’s Hill This is the place where they all were bred; Some of the rafters are standing still; Now they are scattered and lost and dead, Every one from the old nest fled, […]

Come-by-Chance [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895; previously published in The Bulletin, 21 March 1891.] Come-by-Chance As I pondered very weary o’er a volume long and dreary — For the plot was void of interest — ’twas the Postal Guide, in fact, There I […]

The Great Calamity [poem by Banjo Paterson]

[Editor: This poem by “Banjo” Paterson was published in The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, 1895; previously published in The Bulletin, 19 August 1893.] The Great Calamity MacFierce’un came to Whiskeyhurst When summer days were hot, And bided there wi’ Jock MacThirst, A brawny brother Scot. Gude faith! They made the whisky fly […]