'On the Nullabor' single work   lyric/song  
Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 'On the Nullabor'
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  • Originally written as a song in 1978 the lyrics were re-written in 1991 as both a poem and as new lyrics for the musical version.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2007
First known date: 1978
  • Appears in:
    y Incurable Sneezes : Selected Poems and Lyrics 1978-1998 Clay Djubal , Stafford Heights : Have Gravity Will Threaten , 2009 Z1548998 2009 selected work poetry lyric/song

    In the 'Afterpiece,' the author writes:

    'The poems selected for this volume range from serious attempts at poetry to serious attempts at saving money on cards for special occasions. All are true reflections of real incidents... even 'Early One Thursday Morning.'

    In relation to the song lyrics he further notes:

    '[They] do not always sit easily on a page alone, unless of course when written by the Paul Kellys and Bernie Taupins of this world. Music somehow gives even mundane words energy and pizzazz, while also often forcing rhymes and rhythms, and masculine and feminine endings to phrases that might in pure poetry be expressed otherwise. The lyrics chosen here are those which I believe have some life, however limited, beyond musical expression - whether through metre, imagery, word play or simply the idea expressed. I'll leave it to you the reader to judge whether they succeed or not' (p37).

    Stafford Heights : Have Gravity Will Threaten , 2009
    pg. 13
Last amended 15 Dec 2008 12:14:40
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