Henry Lawson

(17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales)

Henry Lawson Poems

481. Past Carin' 12/31/2002
482. Eureka 1/1/2004
483. Cherry- Tree Inn 12/31/2002
484. When Your Pants Begin To Go 1/3/2003
485. From The Bush 1/1/2004
486. Australian Engineers 1/1/2004
487. Australian Bards And Bush Reviewers 12/31/2002
488. Borderland 1/1/2004
489. Australia's Peril 1/1/2004
490. At The Beating Of A Drum 1/1/2004
491. As Far As Your Rifles Cover 1/1/2004
492. A Bush Girl 3/26/2010
493. A Song Of Brave Men 1/1/2004
494. A Song Of The Republic 1/1/2004
495. `for'Ard' 12/31/2002
496. Out Back 12/31/2002
497. A Prouder Man Than You 12/31/2002
498. Knocked Up 12/31/2002
499. Faces In The Street 12/31/2002
500. After All 12/31/2002
501. Andy's Gone With Cattle 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Henry Lawson

Andy's Gone With Cattle


Our Andy's gone to battle now
'Gainst Drought, the red marauder;
Our Andy's gone with cattle now
Across the Queensland border.

He's left us in dejection now;
Our hearts with him are roving.
It's dull on this selection now,
Since Andy went a-droving.

Who now shall wear the cheerful face
In times when things are slackest?
And who shall whistle round the place
When Fortune frowns her blackest?

Oh, who shall cheek the squatter now
When he comes round us snarling?
His tongue is growing hotter now
Since Andy ...

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`for'Ard'


It is stuffy in the steerage where the second-classers sleep,
For there's near a hundred for'ard, and they're stowed away like sheep, --
They are trav'lers for the most part in a straight 'n' honest path;
But their linen's rather scanty, an' there isn't any bath --
Stowed away like ewes and wethers that is shore 'n' marked 'n' draft.
But the shearers of the shearers always seem to travel aft;
In the cushioned cabins, aft,
With saloons 'n' smoke-rooms, aft --

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