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R.M. Williams - A Man Who Had Tried.

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:42 pm
by thestoryteller
R.M. Williams - A Man Who Had Tried.

Not long after the passing of Slim we would lose another great Australian in R.M. Williams on the 5th November 2003. Chris and I had the opportunity to meet Reg one night whilst performing at the Barcaldine Heritage Centre. We had a chat after the show about bush poetry and his involvement over the years and the one thing that he mentioned was that he would like to be remembered as a man who had tried.

This inspired me to write the above lyrics to a man who had indeed tried and achieved so much in his lifetime. The song was released on “The Bushman & The Balladeer EP/CD in 2004 and also on the “Bard to Balladeer” album in 2006. It was also included in the “Bush Verse and Ballads” album in 2010.