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Post by aradlaw » November 1st, 2017, 7:30 am

Scots Of The Riverina by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922).

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A poem to celebrate Remembrance Day
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)
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Pronunciation of the word Gundagai courtesy of SonOfTheExiles (thanks Chris)

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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 by SonOfTheExiles » November 1st, 2017, 12:49 pm

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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Post by pschempf » November 1st, 2017, 10:19 pm

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
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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2017, 6:45 am

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 by NemoR » November 3rd, 2017, 11:46 am

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Post by Kitty » November 3rd, 2017, 2:01 pm

I had to wipe away some tears by the end of this recording :cry:

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Recording time: 2:05 min.

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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2017, 2:06 pm

Thank you Nemo and Sonia. :thumbs:
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Post by Algy Pug » November 3rd, 2017, 5:15 pm

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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2017, 6:00 pm

Thank you Erin and Algy. :thumbs:
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Post by tovarisch » November 4th, 2017, 2:22 pm

tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by EMart29 » November 4th, 2017, 7:39 pm

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.

Thanks,
Elizabeth

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Post by aradlaw » November 5th, 2017, 5:44 am

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
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Post by EMart29 » November 5th, 2017, 2:53 pm

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

Best,
Elizabeth

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