Clancy Of The Overflow

Track 6 of “Greatest Australian Songs Volume1.
DVD available at – order at In “Clancy of the Overflow” Ross spins the famous 1889 yarn by Banjo Paterson about the man, trapped at his office desk, who dreams of swapping his city life for the adventures of his friend Clancy, riding his horse and droving cattle in outback Queensland. Combining photographs of Sydney in 1889 (when Banjo wrote the poem) with stills of shearers and drovers in NSW and Queensland, the song journeys in Banjo’s imagination from his “dingy little office” in The Rocks to the “vision splendid” of outback Queensland. A tribute to one of our most celebrated storytellers.

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