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RIO GRANDE'S LAST RACE AND OTHER VERSES
by A. B. Paterson
Original 1902 Sydney edition
The verses in this collection have appeared in papers in various parts
of the world--"Rio Grande" in London; most of the war verses
in Bloemfontein; others in Sydney.
A. B. Paterson.
Contents with First Lines:
Rio Grande's Last Race
Now this was what Macpherson told
By the Grey Gulf-water
Far to the Northward there lies a land,
With the Cattle
The drought is down on field and flock,
The First Surveyor
'The opening of the railway line! -- the Governor and all!
Mulga Bill's Bicycle
'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze;
The Pearl Diver
Kanzo Makame, the diver, sturdy and small Japanee,
The City of Dreadful Thirst
The stranger came from Narromine and made his little joke --
Saltbush Bill's Gamecock
'Twas Saltbush Bill, with his travelling sheep, was making his way to town;
Hay and Hell and Booligal
'You come and see me, boys,' he said;
A Walgett Episode
The sun strikes down with a blinding glare,
Father Riley's Horse
'Twas the horse thief, Andy Regan, that was hunted like a dog
The Scotch Engineer
With eyes that searched in the dark,
Song of the Future
'Tis strange that in a land so strong,
Anthony Considine
Out in the wastes of the West countrie,
Song of the Artesian Water
Now the stock have started dying, for the Lord has sent a drought;
A Disqualified Jockey's Story
You see, the thing was this way -- there was me,


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