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Post by aradlaw » August 25th, 2019, 6:42 pm

The Outside Track 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". ( Wikipedia)
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The Outside Track by Henry Lawson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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There were ten of us there on the moonlit quay,
And one on the for’ard hatch;
No straighter mate to his mates than he
Had ever said: ‘Len’s a match!’
’Twill be long, old man, ere our glasses clink,
’Twill be long ere we grip your hand!—
And we dragged him ashore for a final drink
Till the whole wide world seemed grand.

For they marry and go as the world rolls back,
They marry and vanish and die;
But their spirit shall live on the Outside Track
As long as the years go by.

The port-lights glowed in the morning mist
That rolled from the waters green;
And over the railing we grasped his fist
As the dark tide came between.

We cheered the captain and cheered the crew,
And our mate, times out of mind;
We cheered the land he was going to
And the land he had left behind.

We roared Lang Syne as a last farewell,
But my heart seemed out of joint;
I well remember the hush that fell
When the steamer had passed the point
We drifted home through the public bars,
We were ten times less by one
Who sailed out under the morning stars,
And under the rising sun.

And one by one, and two by two,
They have sailed from the wharf since then;
I have said good-bye to the last I knew,
The last of the careless men.
And I can’t but think that the times we had
Were the best times after all,
As I turn aside with a lonely glass
And drink to the bar-room wall.

But I’ll try my luck for a cheque Out Back,
Then a last good-bye to the bush;
For my heart’s away on the Outside Track,
On the track of the steerage push.


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Post by aradlaw » August 27th, 2019, 8:05 am

Thank you Graham, great start to this project. :thumbs:
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Post by Horner94 » August 27th, 2019, 10:14 pm

Below is my recording for this poem:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/outsidetrack_lawson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:57
Many thanks,
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Post by aradlaw » August 28th, 2019, 9:52 am

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by Algy Pug » August 28th, 2019, 10:01 pm

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Post by aradlaw » August 29th, 2019, 12:59 pm

Thank you Algy and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » September 2nd, 2019, 7:01 am

Thank you Cornel and Craig. :thumbs:
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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 2nd, 2019, 7:44 am

Perfect way to mark this week! Mine is 2.50:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/outsidetrack_lawson_el_128kb.mp3
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Post by silverquill » September 2nd, 2019, 8:15 pm

Can't do an Aussie accent, but here you go:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/outsidetrack_lawson_lcw_128kb.mp3 2:00

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Post by aradlaw » September 6th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Thank you Erin and Larry. :thumbs:

(sorry fo the slow response this week.) :oops:
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