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Our Best Work Undone


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Franciscus_Henri

 Genre: Ballad

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Another Henry Lawson poem.
This time I added a few lyrics of my own (in brackets)
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Our Best Work Undone

Lyrics Henri Lawson / Franciscus Henri.
Music Franciscus Henri (Orient Pacific Music)

It always seems the same old story
No matter what great heights are won
We die with our best work unwritten
We die with our best work undone
(We die with our best songs unsung)

Unwritten books, unpainted pictures
In millions are beneath the sun
We die with our thoughts unpublished
We die with our best work undone
We die with our best songs unsung

(Love songs lost
Rhymes unspoken
Poetry from older times
Photos of forgotten heroes
Fading songs in decline
Out of sound is out of mind)

Unwritten books, unpainted pictures
In millions are beneath the sun
We die with our best work unwritten
We die with our best work undone
(We die with our best songs unsung)
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Uploaded: Sep 02, 2017 - 08:36:14 PM
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2017 - 08:40:07 PM Last Played: Nov 15, 2017 - 08:45:59 PM
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Comments
Daugrin said 77 days ago (September 2nd, 2017)
Winning combination!
Another installment in the series. Thank you for sharing your tunes.

Daug
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Franciscus_Henri said 75 days ago (September 4th, 2017)
thanks so much
I'm working on making the poet spin in his grave:)
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Philip18 said 77 days ago (September 2nd, 2017)
Our Best Work Undone
He was a bit of a misery guts at times, that Henry Lawson. I'm not sure I agree with the sentiments in the poem, but I like the way you've handled it, and your additions give an extra dimension to his thoughts. When's the CD being released?
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Franciscus_Henri said 75 days ago (September 4th, 2017)
poor old Henry
had a few problems however I think his pensive stuff is better than the bush ballads ( maybe this Henri has problems)
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VicDiesel said 77 days ago (September 3rd, 2017)
Best work undone
But surely this song makes it a little less undone. Good stuff!
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Franciscus_Henri said 75 days ago (September 4th, 2017)
I think the trick may be
not knowing when to stop...thanks for calling in.
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PeterB7858 said 75 days ago (September 4th, 2017)
Our Best Work Undone
I smiled to hear Lawson to a disco style beat. Very clever, Franc. No doubt most of the best work of the 80's was left undone! :-) A fine addition to "The Lawson Chronicles". Thanks. Take care.
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Franciscus_Henri said 75 days ago (September 4th, 2017)
I nearly went 70's
"Cream" on this..I will when I know how. keep musicing!!!
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Hickling_Stan said 73 days ago (September 7th, 2017)
Enjoyed
An interesting concept for a song and it certainly makes you think. Nice performance and vocals. Thanks for posting. Cheers Mark
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Calchas said 73 days ago (September 7th, 2017)
Great poem of choice man!
I surely agree with the sentiments expressed herein.

A beautiful rendering! THANKS!

Be well friend!
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DWL said 68 days ago (September 12th, 2017)
A bleak thought
So important to do what we can now then!

Nicely done.

Cheers

Dick

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Name: Franciscus Henri
Location: Lower Plenty victoria Australia
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I have lived on this particular planet since 1947 Born in a part of Europe currently known as “The Netherlands” But have lived in the Australian continent since 1956. If music is madness I should be in a straight Jacket. I can’t make my son... [see more]

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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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