Ballad of the drover

The faithful dog a moment Lies panting on the bank, Then plunges through the current To where his master sank.

The ballad of the drover and other verses

Beyond the hazy dado against the lower skies, And yon blue line of ranges the homestead station lies. The thunder stealing o'er him goes rolling down the Plain; And sing on thirsty pastures in past the flashing rain.

And every creek and gully Sends forth its little flood, Till the river runs a banker, All stained with yellow mud. But in the lonely homestead The girl will wait in vain — He'll never pass the stations In charge of stock again.

A few read poems in free verse, but the majority — including Brian — read bush ballads that celebrated the district, its identities and their adventures. Up Queensland way with cattle He travelled regions vast; And many months have vanished Since home-folk saw him last. Folk or Traditional Ballad Folk or traditional ballad is a kind of ballad, which was developed by anonymous poets in the ancient times and handed down to our generation by word of mouth.

And well his stock-horse bears him, And light of heart is he, And stoutly his old pack-horse Is trotting by his knee. The poets came from among the audience: Henry Lawson by John Longstaff.

And round and round in circles He fights with failing strength, Till, borne down by the waters, The old dog sinks at length.

Young Harry Dale, the drover, Comes riding home again. And mud-stained, wet, and weary, he goes by rock and Tree. Usually, the themes of most ballads are tragic, but is must be kept in mind that there are some ballads, which are comic in nature. His mind was bright' he had those itchy feet.

Generally, in every ballad, there is a refrain. Chook and Pinkey did not need to stare at sixpence before spending it, but their fortune was long in the making. I rejoice I was not born a parasite, one of the blood-suckers who loll on velvet and satin, crushed from the proceeds of human sweat and blood and souls.

To driue the deere with hound and horne Erle Pearcy took the way: There is certainly only one episode of the story in a ballad and the poet needs to complete the story within the limits of small number of stanzas.

Is a ballad identical to its text, and, if so, to which text? Some editions have different wording and one this extra verse: Simplicity is an additional characteristic of a ballad. He hums a song of someone he hopes to marry soon; And hobble-chains and camp-ware keep jingling to the tune.

Characteristics[ edit ] The songs tell personal stories of life in the wide open country of Australia. The poem starts suddenly and the reader has to visualise the setting himself through the words of the poet.

Convict and bushranger verses often railed against government tyranny.

Drover (Australian)

Such a selection may include diverse subject matter such as convict settlement, the gold-rush, nationalism and federation, feminism, larrikinism and the effects of European contact with Aboriginal people, yet among these works a common thread of contrasts can be discerned.

Up Queensland way with cattle He's travelled regions vast, And many months have vanished Since home-folk saw him last. Beyond the hazy dado And yon blue line of ranges The homestead station lies. Another fundamental characteristic of a ballad is its universal appeal.

The songs often discuss the hardscrabble life and struggles of the Aussie battler. He hums a song of someone He hopes to marry soon; And hobble-chains and camp-ware Keep jingling to the tune. I am Ballad of the drover I am a peasant, a part of the bone and muscle of my nation, and earn my bread by the sweat of my brow, as man was meant to do.

The contrasts discussed thus far can also be described in wider terms as being between insiders and outsiders, which can encompass social status, gender, race and education.

The poem starts all of a sudden, without providing any details about the subject matter. I am proud that I am an Australian, a daughter of the Southern Cross, a child of the mighty bush.

A woefull hunting once there did in Cheuy Chase befall.Contrasts between the city and the bush, the rich and the poor, and insiders versus outsiders. Australian literature, from British colonisation through to covers a large body of work and genres.

The bush ballad, bush song or bush poem is a style of poetry and folk music that depicts the life, character and scenery of the Australian bush. The typical bush ballad employs a straightforward rhyme structure to narrate a story, often one of action and adventure, and uses language that is colourful, colloquial and idiomatically Australian.

ACROSS the stony ridges, Across the rolling plain, Young Harry Dale, the drover, Comes riding home again. And well his stock-horse bears him, And light of heart is he. The Ballad Of The Drover by Henry Lawson.

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Jun 04,  · Across the stony ridges, Across the rolling plain, Young Harry Dale, the drover, Comes riding home again. And well his stock-horse bears him.

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