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 […]

How the Favourite Beat Us [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 Rosehill Race Book, 9 November 1894.] How the Favourite Beat Us ‘Aye,’ said the boozer, ‘I tell you it’s true, sir, ‘I once was a punter with plenty of pelf, ‘But gone is my […]

A Bush Christening [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, 16 December 1893.] A Bush Christening On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few, And men of religion are scanty, On a road never cross’d ’cept by folk that are lost, […]