COMPLETE[Fortnightly]When Your Pants Begin To Go - H. Lawson

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Post by aradlaw » July 30th, 2017, 2:20 pm

When Your Pants Begin To Go by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922)

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Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson was an Australian writer and bush poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer". He was the son of the poet, publisher and feminist Louisa Lawson. ( Wikipedia)
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When you wear a cloudy collar and a shirt that isn't white,
And you cannot sleep for thinking how you'll reach to-morrow night,
You may be a man of sorrows, and on speaking terms with Care,
And as yet be unacquainted with the Demon of Despair;
For I rather think that nothing heaps the trouble on your mind
Like the knowledge that your trousers badly need a patch behind.

I have noticed when misfortune strikes the hero of the play,
That his clothes are worn and tattered in a most unlikely way;
And the gods applaud and cheer him while he whines and loafs around,
And they never seem to notice that his pants are mostly sound;
But, of course, he cannot help it, for our mirth would mock his care,
If the ceiling of his trousers showed the patches of repair.

You are none the less a hero if you elevate your chin
When you feel the pavement wearing through the leather, sock, and skin;
You are rather more heroic than are ordinary folk
If you scorn to fish for pity under cover of a joke;
You will face the doubtful glances of the people that you know;
But -- of course, you're bound to face them when your pants begin to go.

If, when flush, you took your pleasures -- failed to make a god of Pelf,
Some will say that for your troubles you can only thank yourself --
Some will swear you'll die a beggar, but you only laugh at that,
While your garments hang together and you wear a decent hat;
You may laugh at their predictions while your soles are wearing low,
But -- a man's an awful coward when his pants begin to go.

Though the present and the future may be anything but bright,
It is best to tell the fellows that you're getting on all right,
And a man prefers to say it -- 'tis a manly lie to tell,
For the folks may be persuaded that you're doing very well;
But it's hard to be a hero, and it's hard to wear a grin,
When your most important garment is in places very thin.

Get some sympathy and comfort from the chum who knows you best,
That your sorrows won't run over in the presence of the rest;
There's a chum that you can go to when you feel inclined to whine,
He'll declare your coat is tidy, and he'll say: `Just look at mine!'
Though you may be patched all over he will say it doesn't show,
And he'll swear it can't be noticed when your pants begin to go.

Brother mine, and of misfortune! times are hard, but do not fret,
Keep your courage up and struggle, and we'll laugh at these things yet,
Though there is no corn in Egypt, surely Africa has some --
Keep your smile in working order for the better days to come!
We shall often laugh together at the hard times that we know,
And get measured by the tailor when our pants begin to go.

......

Now the lady of refinement, in the lap of comfort rocked,
Chancing on these rugged verses, will pretend that she is shocked.
Leave her to her smelling-bottle; 'tis the wealthy who decide
That the world should hide its patches 'neath the cruel look of pride;
And I think there's something noble, and I swear there's nothing low,
In the pride of Human Nature when its pants begin to go.


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Post by FlowersandSnow » July 30th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Hello, I would like to know if anyone has already claimed this poem, if not; can I please volunteer to read it?

Thank you so much,
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Post by aradlaw » July 30th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Welcome to LinriVox FlowersandSnow :D

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Post by Kitty » July 30th, 2017, 4:08 pm

keeping my personal promise to Chris, here is my interpretation of this very funny and cheeky poem. I hope I did it justice. In any case, it was fun to record :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whenyourpants_lawson_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 4:24 min.

On a personal note, this was recorded comfortably slouched on the couch in my very old and worn-out leggings (which probably need a few patches...so I guess I'm not a lady of refinement :mrgreen: )

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 30th, 2017, 5:10 pm

Maintain this standard, Sonia, and perhaps you will gain the highly-sought-after post of Australian Cultural Attaché when Sir Les Patterson retires! (You won't be able to borrow his teeth, but I believe he'll rent them to his successor.)


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Post by aradlaw » July 30th, 2017, 6:12 pm

:P Great job Sonia, let's see if Chris can top that on Saturday. :twisted:
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Post by FlowersandSnow » July 30th, 2017, 6:24 pm

Hello aradlaw,
In the LV Catalog, I'd like my name to be 'FlowersandSnow' and uh...is a personal URL link like a website? Sorry, kinda new to this :P but I will make sure to follow all the directions. Thankyou!
Ps. should I say my real name or my username when I record?
Last edited by FlowersandSnow on July 30th, 2017, 7:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Algy Pug » July 30th, 2017, 6:36 pm

Here's my reading:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whenyourpants_lawson_alp_128kb.mp3
3:57

By the way, there is a typo in Verse 4 line 4 - it should read:
While your garments hang together and you wear a decent hat.

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Post by aradlaw » July 30th, 2017, 7:02 pm

Thanks for that correction Algy. :thumbs:
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Post by Kitty » July 31st, 2017, 1:13 am

Algy Pug wrote:By the way, there is a typo in Verse 4 line 4 - it should read:
While your garments hang together and you wear a decent hat.
oops :9: should have checked the original. Thanks Algy.

Here is a corrected version, the re-recorded line is at 1:56 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/whenyourpants_lawson_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 4:24 min.
SonOfThe Exiles wrote:Maintain this standard, Sonia, and perhaps you will gain the highly-sought-after post of Australian Cultural Attaché when Sir Les Patterson retires! (You won't be able to borrow his teeth, but I believe he'll rent them to his successor.)
:roll: I'm not sure I would want this job...but I'm dead sure I don't want his teeth LOL

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Post by FlowersandSnow » July 31st, 2017, 2:05 am

Hi,
I recorded but the file uploader is rejecting my file :( I don't understand why, can the LibriVox admin team plz help?! :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

Thank you so much,
FlowersandSnow :thumbs:
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Post by Kitty » July 31st, 2017, 2:09 am

FlowersandSnow wrote:I recorded but the file uploader is rejecting my file :( I don't understand why, can the LibriVox admin team plz help?! :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm:
have you recorded in Audacity ? You need to export the file to mp3 before uploading to the server. It will not recognize aup Audacity files. Maybe that is the problem ? :hmm:

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Post by FlowersandSnow » July 31st, 2017, 2:30 am

Kitty wrote:
FlowersandSnow wrote:I recorded but the file uploader is rejecting my file :( I don't understand why, can the LibriVox admin team plz help?! :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm:
have you recorded in Audacity ? You need to export the file to mp3 before uploading to the server. It will not recognize aup Audacity files. Maybe that is the problem ? :hmm:

Sonia
Im sorry Sonia, but do you mind explaining what "recorded in audacity" means please?
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Post by Kitty » July 31st, 2017, 2:55 am

FlowersandSnow wrote:Im sorry Sonia, but do you mind explaining what "recorded in audacity" means please?
oh Audacity is a recording program. I thought maybe you used that one and forgot to convert the file to mp3.

Have you done a one-minute-test yet ? You can post this in the Listeners Wanted Sub-Forum and there our tech-savvy people probably can help you further :)

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