Banjo Paterson

(17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941 / New South Wales)

The Man from Iron Bark


It was the man from Ironbark who struck the Sydney town,
He wandered over street and park, he wandered up and down.
He loitered here he loitered there, till he was like to drop,
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  • Bronze Star - 2,179 Points John Richter (12/2/2014 7:34:00 AM)

    Hahahaaha! Wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 144 Points Neal Beightol (12/2/2014 7:11:00 AM)

    Hilarious. I watched the scene unfold in suspense. Very jaunty rhythm. I loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,437 Points David Lewis Paget (12/2/2014 3:41:00 AM)

    One of my favourite poems from a great Australian Poet. I always laugh out loud when reading this, it's so true to human nature.
    David Lewis Paget (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Alistair Graham (12/2/2013 3:11:00 AM)

    I’ll keep my beard close to my face if that’s how things are now
    I couldn’t risk the slip of blade across my throat; I vow
    To never visit such a place where barbers stand to cut
    The fringe, the locks, the hair on top, the throat, with eyes both shut (Report) Reply

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