The Poetry Corner

Prelude - From The Man From Snowy River And Other Verses

By Banjo Paterson (Andrew Barton)

I have gathered these stories afar In the wind and the rain, In the land where the cattle-camps are, On the edge of the Plain. On the overland routes of the west, When the watches were long, I have fashioned in earnest and jest These fragments of song. They are just the rude stories one hears In sadness and mirth, The records of wandering years, And scant is their worth. Though their merits indeed are but slight, I shall not repine If they give you one moment's delight, Old comrades of mine.