John O'Brien (aka Nino Culotta)
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|I was down the
Riverina, knockin' 'round the towns a bit,
And occasionally resting with a schooner in me mitt,
And on one of these occasions, when the bar was pretty full
And the local blokes were arguin' assorted kind of bull,
I heard a conversation, most peculiar in its way.
It's only in Australia you would hear a joker say:
"Howya bloody been, ya drongo, haven't seen ya fer a week,
And the other bloke says
"Seen 'im? Owed 'im half a bloody quid.
Now the bar was pretty quiet, and
Then someone else was interested
to know just what he got,
And, as this polite rejoinder
seemed to satisfy the mob,
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