The Songs of Eric Bogle

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There is one song writer who has been able to put so many of our unspoken feelings into words and that is
Eric Bogle!     www.ericbogle.net     
 For me personally , there are 3 songs in particular that resonate.
 
No Man's Land
............did you really believe them when they told you 'The Cause'?
            did you really believe that this war would end wars?
            well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame
            the killing, the dying, it was all done in vain
            for Willie McBride, it all happened again
            and again, and again, and again and again............
 
Now I'm Easy
............city folks these days despise the Cockie
             say with subsidies and dole, we've had it easy
             but there's no drought or starving stock on a sewered suburban block
              but it's nearly over now, and now I'm easy.............
 
And the Band played Waltzing Matilda
.............now when I was a young man, I carried me pack
             and I lived the free life of a rover
             from the Murray's green basin to the dusty outback
             well, I waltzed my Matilda all over...........
 
If you do not have any Eric Bogle music already, visit www.ericbogle.net & discover it for yourself.
John 13/7/11