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    Classic Australian song with lots of Australian slang
    swagman - a man who travelled the country looking for work. The swagman's "swag" was a bed roll that bundled his belongings.
    billabong - an oxbow lake (a cut-off river bend) found alongside a meandering river
    coolibah tree - a kind of eucalyptus tree which grows near billabongs
    jumbuck - a sheep
    billy - a can for boiling water in, usually 1–1.5 litres (2–3 pints)
    tucker bag - a bag for carrying food
    troopers - a policemen
    squatter - Australian squatters started as early farmers who raised livestock on land which they did not have the legal title to use; in many cases they later gained legal use of the land even though they did not have full possession, and became wealthy thanks to these large land holdings. The squatter's claim to the land may be as unfounded as is the swagman's claim to the jumbuck.

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    Not sure if I'll find time this week either, but just out of interest, how much swearing will you allow? The song I'm thinking of has rather a lot of foul language.

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    'kin oath mate it's a season about Straya. Turn the air blue.
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

    "I can't rock around the tree unless you rock around with me"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAB11 View Post
    'kin oath mate it's a season about Straya. Turn the air blue.
    Oh good. Now the main problem is the phrase "pointless non-cognitive murderous ****s" is a real tongue twister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinboyd View Post
    Oh good. Now the main problem is the phrase "pointless non-cognitive murderous ****s" is a real tongue twister.
    Wow, the forum put those asterisks in automatically. It's like I'm in The Good Place or something.

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    paoriginal written for this season

    done on my phone from the room in the pub where we are staying

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    given the title, just be grateful I didn't do an X-rated video …

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    G'day, Cobbers! I never heard this song before this morning, Ryan, and I do not, of course, know any Australians who drink! It does seem sort of fitting for the week, though. Apologies for the appalling attempt at an Aussie accent - for which I have previously been admonished; but, hey ... it IS Straya week!!! (On a serious note, I hope all the Aussie Seasonistas are keeping safe ... we've seen some awful footage of the forest fires over the last couple of days.)

    Last edited by LimousinLil; 11-10-2019 at 05:44 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain goat View Post
    on a hippy trail, head full of zombie?
    You speak-a my language
    Flat flip flies straight.

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    I have already put on the Seasons the best song I will probably ever write about Australia - but as it dates back to 2012 - many of you may not have heard it. So here is a link to "The Far Side of the World" - my lament for an old girlfriend who left me to return home.



    I will try and see what I come up with this week and if I get inspired will post a new contribution.

    Epiphone Les Paul (Red) Concert
    Kala KA FMTE - C (Low G)
    Steel Strung Hora Baritone
    Korala Baritone UKB 36
    Eugene Customised Tanglewood TU5 Baritone (High D)
    Yamaha GL1 Guitarlele
    Baritone Ukulele Banjo
    Oscar Schmidt 8 String Tenor
    Oscar Schmidt 6 String Tenor
    Jack Daniels Tenor - by Peavey
    Mainland Red Cedar Concert
    Korala Soprano Mahogany Electro Acoustic Cutaway
    Tenor Resonator Ukulele HB CLU 34-T
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