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The Denis Glover poem
When were Australian magpies introduced to New Zealand?
Oh how I love their song. As an Aussie this is part of me,
But it is a Kiwi poem that epitomises this wonderful bird,

The Magpies
When Tom and Elizabeth took the farm
The bracken made their bed
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The magpies said

Tom's hand was strong to the plough
and Elizabeth's lips were red
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The magpies said

Year in year out they worked
while the pines grew overhead
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The magpies said

But all the beautiful crops soon went
to the mortgage man instead
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The magpies said

Elizabeth is dead now (it's long ago)
Old Tom's gone light in the head
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The magpies said

The farm's still there. Mortgage corporations
couldn't give it away
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The magpies say.

Comments (1)

Many funny videos of Magpie at youtube. thumbs up

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