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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2017, 7:30 am 
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Scots Of The Riverina by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922).

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A poem to celebrate Remembrance Day

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This poem tells the story of a boy in Australia who leaves the farm at harvest time. "and to run from home was a crime."
The story is set in the Riverina, New South Wales in the town of Gundagai. ( David Lawrence)

Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!
This poem was suggested by SonOfTheExiles. :clap:
This week's poem can be found here.

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Pronunciation of the word Gundagai courtesy of SonOfTheExiles (thanks Chris)

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Scots Of The Riverina by Henry Lawson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]

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The boy cleared out to the city from his home at harvest time --
They were Scots of the Riverina, and to run from home was a crime.
The old man burned his letters, the first and last he burned,
And he scratched his name from the Bible when the old wife's back was turned.

A year went past and another. There were calls from the firing-line;
They heard the boy had enlisted, but the old man made no sign.
His name must never be mentioned on the farm by Gundagai --
They were Scots of the Riverina with ever the kirk hard by.

The boy came home on his "final", and the township's bonfire burned.
His mother's arms were about him; but the old man's back was turned.
The daughters begged for pardon till the old man raised his hand --
A Scot of the Riverina who was hard to understand.

The boy was killed in Flanders, where the best and bravest die.
There were tears at the Grahame homestead and grief in Gundagai;
But the old man ploughed at daybreak and the old man ploughed till the mirk --
There were furrows of pain in the orchard while his housefolk went to the kirk.

The hurricane lamp in the rafters dimly and dimly burned;
And the old man died at the table when the old wife's back was turned.
Face down on his bare arms folded he sank with his wild grey hair
Outspread o'er the open Bible and a name re-written there.

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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2017, 12:49 pm 

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I've already recorded this one in one of RuthieG's collections, so if you want to hear the correct pronunciation of "Gundagai" ... https://librivox.org/search?q=Scots%20of%20the%20Riverina%20&search_form=advanced

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Chris
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Thanks Chris, there is a direct link to the pronunciation here.

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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2017, 10:19 pm 

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David-

After I saw the note I was worried I messed up the pronunciation, but I guessed fairly close for a Yank.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:58

Speaking of Ruth, what's become of her. She been absent and missed for much of the year.

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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 6:45 am 
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Thank you Phil. :thumbs:

I understand Ruth and family have been having health problems, but she does appear on the forums from time to time.

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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 11:46 am 

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Here is mine. Length is 2:12

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_nr_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 2:01 pm 
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I had to wipe away some tears by the end of this recording :cry:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:05 min.

Sonia


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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 2:06 pm 
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Thank you Nemo and Sonia. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 5:03 pm 

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Mine is 2.19:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_el_128kb.mp3
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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 5:15 pm 

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Here's my reading:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_alp_128kb.mp3
1:54

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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 6:00 pm 
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Thank you Erin and Algy. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 4th, 2017, 2:22 pm 

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Here is mine:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_vb_128kb.mp3 2:21

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Post Posted:: November 4th, 2017, 5:27 pm 

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And mine at 2:35

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_bk_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: November 4th, 2017, 7:39 pm 

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Hi David,

Here is mine. Recoding length is 1:50.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_em_128kb.mp3

As this is my first recording, my name for the catalogue page is Elizabeth Martinson.

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Elizabeth


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Post Posted:: November 5th, 2017, 5:44 am 
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Thank you torarisch and Bruce. :thumbs:

Welcome to LibriVox Elizabeth :D Good first reading, all the specs are correct, however the volume is a bit low at 82.6 dB
You should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker Make sure you download the experimental version - you will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)

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Post Posted:: November 5th, 2017, 2:53 pm 

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Hi David,

Thanks for sending me the information about the Checker program. I have amplified the volume so it is now 89dB.

Here is the new link.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/scots_lawson_em2_128kb.mp3

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Elizabeth


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