Unusual Request - Name of Song?

Submitted: Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:47
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On the weekend I was singing some songs with my grandkids and this song came to my mind from when I was a kid (many many years ago)
I cannot remember all the words, name of song or who even sung it. Can anyone help me?

The words go something like this!

I was dreamin' I suppose,
Cause my eyes were nearly closed,
When a very strange procession passed me by,
First, there came a Kangaroo with his bags and blanket blue,
A dingo ran beside him as his mate,
They were travelling mighty fast
and they shouted as they past,
"we'll have to jog along 'cause it's gettin pretty late

The rest is lost somewhere is the clouded memory chip or maybe in the brain cells that I fried with Bundy Rum in my earlier years.

I cannot get these words out of my mind but nothing else will follow.
Cannot anyone fill in the balance or tell me the name of the song.

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Reply By: chisel - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:54

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:54
I believe it is Drover's Dream and I remember it being on a Lionel Long tape when I was a kid but not certain his is the original version. Google will tell you more.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:00

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:00
John,

Drovers Dream

Drovers Dream

Now you have me singing that song.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:08

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:08
Different version here
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Reply By: Member - Scrubcat (VIC) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:10

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:10
G`day John,

We know it as " The Drovers Dream"
I just Googled it.

The Drover's Dream
One night when travelling sheep, my companions lay asleep,
There was not a star to illuminate the sky,
I was dreaming, I suppose, for my eyes were nearly closed,
When a very strange procession passed me by.
First there came a kangaroo, with his swag of blankets blue,
A dingo ran beside him for a mate;
They were travelling mighty fast, and they shouted as they passed,
"We'll have to jog along, its getting late!"

The pelican and the crane, they came in from off the plain
To amuse the company with a Highland Fling;
The dear old bandicoot played a tune upon his flute,
And the native bears sat round them in a ring.

The drongo and the crow sang us songs of long ago,
While the frill-necked lizard listened with a smile,
And the emu standing near with his claw up to his ear
Said, "Funniest thing I've heard for quite a while!"

The frogs from out the swamp, where the atmosphere is damp,
Came bounding in and sat upon the stones;
They each unrolled their swags and produced from out their bags
The violin, the banjo and the bones.

The goanna and the snake, and the adder wide awake
With the alligator danced 'The Soldier's Joy";
In the spreading silky oak the jackass cracked a joke,
And the magpie sang "The Wild Colonial Boy".

Some brolga's darted out from the tea-tree all about
And performed a set of Lancers very welt,
Then the parrot green and blue gave the orchestra its cue
To strike up "The Old Log Cabin in the Dell".

I was dreaming, I suppose, of these entertaining shows,
But it never crossed my mind I was asleep,
Till the Boss beneath the cart woke me up with such a start,
Yelling, "Dreamy, where the hell are all the sheep?"



Bloody terrific these oldies.

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Reply By: Cruiser .- Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:14

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:14
John,

Its the Drovers Dream

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: Member - John M (NSW) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:15

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:15
Thanks to all you guys, you are bloody terrific.
No I will have to do some practicing for the grandkids for next weekend.

Thanks again
John
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Reply By: OzTroopy - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:16

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 13:16
AAArgghhhh ..... long forgotten memories of embarrassing primary school song sessions dredged up .... LOLOL

The "bushwackers are generally accreditted with keeping the ballad/song popular.

Your request led me to dig this titbit up tho .... It was on a Fed Govt site ... so it must be correct ... (wink wink)

The first bush songs recorded were mainly from Jack 'Hoopiron' Lee (b. 1876) and his mate, Joe Cashmere, a fiddle player and bush poet, both from Booligal, on the Lachlan. They included The Backblocks Shearer, Wild Rover No More, The Drover's Dream, Andy's Gone with Cattle, Bold Jack Donohoe and Moreton Bay.
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Reply By: Mick15 - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 16:32

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 16:32
Often i hear a part of a song, and don't know the name, all i do now is go to google and type "song lyrics (whatever lyrics i can remember)" and usually it'll come up with a few options displaying lyrics which i can compare to my memory.
Then i just go to itunes and get it for 1.69!
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 23:29

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 23:29
I have collected over 500 of those old songs off of Itunes, put them on my MP3. I was able to find one that one version dated back to the 1890s

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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 17:52

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 17:52
The song's words didn't ring a bell with me so I went to Youtube and found it - recognised the tune but my Memory Chip must be worse than John's for the words still didn't ring a bell.
Anyway, try this:
The Drover's Dream

Argh, can't get the link to work, dunno why not.

Dick
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 18:25

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 18:25
Yep!

It's that song what all the others said.

Used to cop a flogging on the original ABC Radio Stations, you know, before stereo and FM and that fancy pants stuff.

There used barely be a kids radio program that did not feature the "Drovers, Dream". My Mum used to embarrass the hell out of me by writing in to request the "Drover's Dream for Ian and Beverley at Wentworthville".

Then I copped a real ribbing from fellow school pupils who considered it a "kids" song.


Ian,

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Reply By: BV - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 20:41

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 20:41
It is actually a poem by that famous author, Anon, that has been put to music. See for example 'An Australian Treasury of Popular Verse by Jim Haynes (2001)

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