Scraps of Paper
CAT # 18964-0311-2
1. Scraps Of Paper 6:46 2. No Man's Land 6:29 3. Front Row Cowboy 3:16 4. No Reason for it All 5:57 5. He's Nobody's Moggy Now 1:45 6. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda 6:57 7. Now I'm Easy 4:04 8. Just Not Coping 4:15 9. The Ballad of Henry Holloway 3:46 10. If Wishes Were Fishes 4:11
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Eric Bogle succeeds as a chronicler of our time because of his eye for our foibles and his compassion in the face of our stupidities. Eric's eye is on the sparrow and the swagman, the subsistence farmer musing as his life comes to a close, the spun-glass relationships on which we pin our hopes. But because he, himself, is possessed of so much hope, even the most tragic of tales becomes uplifting in his hands. 'I still feel that I have 'the' song inside me somewhere,' he says. 'The ultimate song is the one that sums up my philosophy, points toward the future, and gives everyone hope and inspiration. I'm full of anticipation when I think about the songs I still have to write.' So, I might add, are the rest of us.' --Emily Friedman; Editor, Come for to Sing, June, 1983 Includes 'And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda,' 'No Man's Land,' 'A Reason for it All' and others.
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