Clancy of the Overflow

I was reading about Banjo Paterson today and rediscovered this well-known poem.

Andrew “Banjo” Paterson wrote it during his time as a solicitor, when he took on a brief to chase up a man named Clancy, of the Overflow, for unpaid debts. He penned him a stern letter and received the response, “Clancy’s gone to Queensland droving, and we don’t know where he are.”

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