OT - Vale Smoky Dawson

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:41
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another old gem passes on

smh article

had my kids dancing in the garage to Slim most days for the last few weeks, remember attending his funeral, a great moment. Hope Smoky gets a good send off too.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:03

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:03
Thats sad, but I hadnt heard of him in yrs, thought he was dead.

Him and Slim will have a few stories to tell up there...
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Reply By: cars - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:09

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:09
What a great man he was
chris
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Reply By: Mike - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:26

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:26
R.I.P. A great true blue Aussie who was always a thorough gentleman.

Will be sadly missed by those who remember him.

(un)happy trails, Mike.
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 15:39

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 15:39
Hi All

I used to listen to the Smoky Dawson show on the radio, when I was
a kid,he had a serial, he was always chasing the baddies, I just cant
remember the name of his horse, it might have been Trigger,?
yes he will be sadly missed. I am glad we have a couple of cd-s with
some of his songs, I might have a few quite drinks and play them.

Cheers
Daza
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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:03

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:03
G,day there Daza, you must be an old bloke like me, because I well remember the radio show you are talking about & I think you are right about his horses name being Trigger.
He was a great man & respected entertainer with ,I reckon the most gentlest & happy smile I've ever seen. Another old timer & legend gone missing & he achieved so much.
You know those old radio shows were great, weren't they? You had to use you imagination to picture the scene, the people & the action. The action was not portrayed or imagined as super violent as it is on Telly, just the "baddy" being brought to justice. It was portrayed in a way that taught us respect for the laws of our land & respect for those that had to carry it out.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:28

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:28
Trigger belonged to Roy Rogers. (US Cowboy Movie Star) Roy Rogers web site

I think Smokey horse was "Flash"??
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:34

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:34
Well he had a horse anyway, he he he.

Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 16:28

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 16:28
He was a real character. A real showman.

I often think of him when I think about the disappearing showmen, like in his song where he says "I mourn the passing of the Old Wild West Show". Well, I mourn the passing of Smoky Dawson.

Another line from one of his songs "where the Geehi River meets the Murray in a song that never ends, like the everlasting mateship there in a handshake from a friend". I hope Smoky has lots of mates waiting to shake his hand.

Apologies if I've got the words wrong, but the sentiments are the same.

Viv
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Reply By: Ozboc - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 20:07

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 20:07
Vale ----- makes you wonder if his wife ( 101 years old ) will make it to 102 years without her life partner ......

could not imagine what it would be like to be with someone that long and then they are "no longer"

perhaps they will meet up again -


Boc

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Reply By: balko - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 21:19

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 21:19
He was a true gentleman as kids (30yrs ago) we would go up to his farm on mona vale rd on the outskirts of Syd and ride his mini bikes he had about ten that he would charge out but if you helped out with his smokey ranch tourist attraction there would be free rides all day. Brings back great memorys of living in the city but still being able to ride on the back of a tractorand feed , ride a horse. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 07:37

Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 07:37
he was still writing love songs for Dot after 60 years of marriage. Well, I find that wonderful.
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