William Francis Kenna (21 September 1865 – 23 June 1932), known as Francis Kenna, was an Australian poet, journalist, and Labor Member of the Legislative Assembly in Queensland. He edited the "Brisbane Worker".
He published Banjo, of the Overflow, a parody of Banjo Paterson’s Clancy of the Overflow in 1892, as part of the Bulletin Debate about the true nature of life in the... more »
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Banjo, Of The Overflow (Parody)
I had written him a letter which I had for want of better
Knowledge given to a partner by the name of Greenhide Jack -
He was shearing when I met him, and I thought perhaps I'd let him
Know that I was stiff, and, maybe, he would send a trifle back.
My request was not requited, for an answer came indited
On a sheet of scented paper, in an ink of fancy blue;
And the envelope, I fancy, had an 'Esquire' to the Clancy
And it simply read, 'I'm busy; but I'll see what I can do! '
To the vision land I can go, and I often think of 'Banjo' -
Of the boy I used to ...