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Andy's Gone With Cattle - Poem by Henry Lawson


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 cross'd the Darling.

The gates are out of order now,
In storms the `riders' rattle;
For far across the border now
Our Andy's gone with cattle.

Poor Aunty's looking thin and white;
And Uncle's cross with worry;
And poor old Blucher howls all night
Since Andy left Macquarie.

Oh, may the showers in torrents fall,
And all the tanks run over;
And may the grass grow green and tall
In pathways of the drover;

And may good angels send the rain
On desert stretches sandy;
And when the summer comes again
God grant 'twill bring us Andy.


Comments about Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

  • Bronze Star - 2,191 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (5/21/2015 10:56:00 AM)

    Andy for sure, is being missed a lot. This poem is lovely (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 529 Points Brian Jani (6/20/2014 11:10:00 AM)

    Andy's Gone With Cattle, i like this poem and the queensland theme is just perfect (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Narita Zaraki (1/27/2013 5:50:00 PM)

    I love it. I can't really explain what but there is something very dear and precious about Andy himself. it's almost like that feeling you get after reading a book and you're in love with a character. This felt like that. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Gone

  1. 1. Andy's Gone With Cattle , Henry Lawson
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  3. 3. Gone , Carl Sandburg
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  9. 9. Gone Down , Banjo Paterson
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  11. 11. Severed And Gone , Anne Brontë
  12. 12. Daughter's Gone, Daughter's Gone , Joseph Anderson
  13. 13. Tis Gone, And For Ever , Thomas Moore
  14. 14. Gone Fishin' , Delmar Pepper
  15. 15. Gone , Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
  16. 16. Sonnets Cx: Alas, 'Tis True I Have Gone .. , William Shakespeare
  17. 17. Love Long Gone.. , Patricia Gale
  18. 18. A Bye Gone Is Bye Gone , Hasmukh Amathalal
  19. 19. Dear, Though The Night Is Gone , WH Auden
  20. 20. Gone , Jessica Kelly
  21. 21. When I'M Dead And Gone , Daniel Chapman
  22. 22. Cupid Far Gone , Richard Lovelace
  23. 23. *4* Gone Too Soon , Shelley L Baxter
  24. 24. I Would Not Tarry If I Could Be Gone , Joseph Seamon Cotter
  25. 25. Where's My Billy Goat Gone To? , Henry Clay Work
  26. 26. Tz'U No. 17 (He Is Gone) , Li Ching Chao
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  28. 28. And Now That You'Re Gone... , .Pd. is here
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  30. 30. Country Girl Gone Wrong , Sidi J. Mahtrow
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  34. 34. She Is Gone , David Darbyshire
  35. 35. Love Gone Love Gone. , Ann Beard
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  37. 37. Now Is Nearly Gone , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  38. 38. I'Ve Gone Back ~ Part 6 , Mary Nagy
  39. 39. When I'M Gone Away , Linda Ori
  40. 40. The Night Is Near Gone , George Gascoigne
  41. 41. Heart Not Broken Its Just Gone , Michael Alford
  42. 42. A Time Gone By , B.J. Ayers
  43. 43. Gone , Caitlin Kavanauugh
  44. 44. I Have Not Gone Away , Pete Crowther
  45. 45. Gone But Not Forgotten , Denis Martindale
  46. 46. Gone? , Herbert Nehrlich
  47. 47. Gone To Far , Jennifer Rondeau
  48. 48. Passion Gone Marriage , Donna Nimmo
  49. 49. *[song] Oh But You Have Gone Too Far , Liz Munro
  50. 50. Song.—thou Art Gone , Louisa Stuart Costello
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