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5 February 2013 0 Comments

The Orpheus

(c) Rudy Sunde The Orpheus was a proud ship Sailing the ocean waves, The Orpheus was a doomed ship Sailing a watery grave In 1863, she left old Sydney town 250 men on board, for New Zealand bound The Tasman Sea was smooth and calm She made her eastern run Until she reached the Manukau […]

26 December 2011 0 Comments

Old Moke Picking on a Banjo

He-bang, she-bang, daddy shot a bear Shot it in the stern/arse, me boys, and never turned a hair [Refrain] We’re all from the railroad, too-rer-loo Oh, the old moke pickin’ on the banjo. [Chorus]: Hooraw! What the hell’s the row? We’re all from the railroad, too-rer-loo We’re all from the railroad, too-rer-loo Oh, the old […]

25 July 2011 1 Comment

The Oda G

1. Come all you jolly tugboatmen And listen unto me While I tell you a story of hardships and glory Of a lusty old life on the deep briny sea. 2. There once was a stalwart old tugboat, Her name was the Oda G. And I’ll let you know, boys, at pullin’ a tow, boys, […]

5 May 2010 0 Comments

The Oggie Man

Written by Cyril Tawney (c) 1959 Well the rain’s softly falling and the oggy man’s no more I can’t hear him calling like I used to before I came through the gateway and I heard the sergeant say The big boys are coming, see their stand across the way Yes the rain’s softly falling and […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

One More Day

Only one more day me Johnnies One More Day Oh Rock and Roll me over Only one more day Don’t you hear the old man growling Don’t you hear the mate a howling Don’t you hear the capstan pawling Don’t you hear the pilot bawling Only one more day of howling Can’t you hear them […]