Monday, January 9, 2012

A Bush Lullaby





Words:  Thomas (Louis) Esson
Tune:  Chris Kempster






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Baby, O baby, fain you are for bed
Magpie to mopoke, busy as the bee
The little red calf's in the snug cow-shed
And the little brown bird's in the tree

Daddy's gone a-shearing down the Castlereagh
So we're all alone now, only you and me
All among the wool-O; keep your wide blades full-O!
Daddy loves his baby, parted tho' they be

Baby, my baby, rest your drowsy head
The one man that works here, tired you must be

The little red calf's in the snug cow-shed
And the little brown bird's in the tree



The illustration to this post is a photograph of Louis Esson.  Follow this link to Chris Kempster's obituary by Keith McKenry.  Below is a photograph of Chris.



1 comment:

  1. I love your blog, its really diverting. Especially from the work I should be doing! I have made it my home page.
    love
    Nic

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