Literary Tujuhbelasan #8 Shelly: America

“If ya ain’t got it in ya, ya can’t blow it out. ” – Louis Armstrong, born 4th August, 1901

As Bill Clinton said in his first inauguration : “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

For proof, consider this prose sonnet (poeticised a bit by me) from christian conservative “Shelly” of San Diego:

When I go to the Gate, I’ll play a duet with Gabriel. Yeah, we’ll play ‘Sleepy Time Down South’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!.’ Then he can blow a couple that he’s been playing up there all the time.” – Satchmo, in the spirit of America.

posted by Geoff Fox, longing to be free, but locked down bad in Terra Nullius, 4th August, 2020

Sustainable Development #9 Waltzing Matilda in Indonesian

This version of Waltzing Matilda is sung as best I can in Indonesian language. I hope a better singer will take it up. Click here for an instrumental version.

We must understand the problem of suicide to solve it and stop losing those lives. The Australian nation embraces this song about suicide in poverty. Why?

GLOSSARY

BILLABONG a small pond which used to be part of a river

BILLY a tin can for boiling water

COOLIBAH a type of outback tree

JUMBUCK a sheep

MATILDA the swag (see swagman below)

SQUATTER someone who gained possession of land by occupying it; they were rich men by the late 1800;s when the song was written.

SWAGMAN hobo, itinerant worker who carried all he owned rolled up in a swag on his back.

TUCKER food

WALTZING to travel on foot

Geoff Fox 22nd March, 2020, Terra Nullius.

Austral-Indonesian Tujuhbelasan #11 Siaran Hati

The link above is a film of a spontaneous song created and sung by Jaya Kelana of Solo today for today, Indonesia’s National Broadcasting Day. The song is inspired by the thinking of Guilelmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and inventor who won the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of his contribution to the development of radio.