Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson Poems

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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (February 17, 1864 February 5, 1941) was a famous Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson's more notable poems include "Waltzing Matilda", "The Man from Snowy River" and "Clancy of the Overflow". Banjo Paterson was born at Narambla, near Orange, New South Wales, the eldest son of a Scottish immigrant from Lanarkshire on February 17, 1864. Paterson's family lived on the isolated Buckinbah Station until he was 5. When Paterson's uncle died, his family took over the uncle's farm in Illalong, near Yass. When Paterson turned 10 he was sent to school at Sydney Grammar School, performing well both as a student and a sportsman. Leaving school at 16, he took up the role of an articled clerk in a law firm and by the age of 23 Paterson was a fully qualified solicitor

come together
Here come old flattop he come grooving up slowly
He got Joo-Joo eyeball he one holy roller... [read poem]
waltzing matilda
Oh! there once was a swagman camped in a Billabong,
Under the shade of a Coolabah tree;
An... [read poem]
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