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Neville Briggs
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Post by Neville Briggs » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am

OUT WEST


When I moved out west up the red dirt track
With an oi oi oi and the kangaroo goes
I worked on the edge of the great outback
And the bull ants bite you on the toes.

I upheld the law in a wild west town
With an oi oi oi and the kangaroo goes
Where Hairy Man haunts as the sun goes down
And the bull ants bite you on the toes.

On the hot dry nights boys were worse for drink
With an oi oi oi and the kangaroo goes
Head spins and a fight got them in the clink
And the bull ants bite you on the toes.

Now I miss the shimmering mulga plain
With an oi oi oi and the kangaroo goes
A pull on the heart that I can’t explain
And the bull ants bit you on the toes.
Neville
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Terry
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Re: OUT WEST

Post by Terry » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:59 am

Who'd be a policeman Neville?

Especially in Bull Ant country.
Fairly lyrical too, could be a song as well as a poem.

Cheers Mate

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Re: OUT WEST

Post by Neville Briggs » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:58 pm

Quite right Terry, playing around with a bit of Elizabethan song form. :)
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Duncan Williams
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Re: OUT WEST

Post by Duncan Williams » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:39 am

nice poem Neville. well enjoyed.
cheers . Duncan.

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Post by Shelley » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:59 pm

I really like this Neville - a novel subject for an Elizabethan ballad!
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Post by r.magnay » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:50 pm

Better trade those Japanese steel caps in for a pair of RM's I reckon Neville...
Ross

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Post by Neville Briggs » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:17 pm

Cheers Ross.. :) I was trawling through a second hand bookshop on the net recently and a copy of your book appeared in the list. ;)
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Re: OUT WEST

Post by Ron » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:20 pm

Know what you mean Nev, (From my experience out west many years ago) something about out there that seems to call you back! Um it's not the bull ants though. :D
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Post by r.magnay » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:51 pm

Gday Neville, 12 months or so back, I was doing some work at one of the local fish factories, it came to the attention of one of the young blokes there that I had written a book of poetry, he got so excited he got on line and found several copies...all over the world ! I said I still had a couple of copies but he had already ordered one on line...at more than what I was selling them for! Some of them were for sale at double what I ever sold them for....imagine what they will be worth when I die... :roll:
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