Joseph Furphy

(1843 - 1912 / Australia)

Are You The Cove? - Poem by Joseph Furphy

“Are you the Cove?” he spoke the words
As swagmen only can;
The Squatter freezingly inquired,
“What do you mean, my man?”

“Are you the Cove?” his voice was stern,
His look was firm and keen;
Again the Squatter made reply,
"I don’t know what you mean."

“0! dash my rags! let’s have some sense –
You ain’t a fool, by Jove,
Gammon you dunno what I mean;
I mean – are you the Cove?’

‘Yes, I'm the Cove,” the Squatter said;
The Swagman answered, "Right,
I thought as much: show me some place
Where I can doss tonight."


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  • (4/23/2008 10:14:00 AM)

    waw nice though tough. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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