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Bob Bolton Lyr Req: The Gum Tree Canoe (Steele/Winnemore) (71* d) RE: Lyr Req: Gum Tree Canoe 09 Oct 13

G'day Gerry,

Yeah ... I must have grabbed that, as it was, off Mark Gregory's site ... and not 'proofread' sufficiently.

The TROVE scans are generated automatically ... and posted without really careful scrutiny. Mark does pick up some errors ... and fix what can be checked back to the original printed text ... but I do find minor points in my gathering and 'tidying up' to make workable session sheets.

The best thing is to go back through Greg's site ... to the TROVE OCR ... and compare withthe image of the newsprint.

Interestingly, about the first of Mark's postings I saw was the apparent first (1891) printing of what is now our "Click Go The Shears" ... and the newspaper printing consistently has ("... the BARE BELLED EWE.) instead of "... the BARE BELLIED EWE- where the fact that the old shearer snagged a ewe with scarce belly wool ... is integral to him being able to beat 'the ringer' (the best shearer in that shed) to finish the first sheep ... an 'honour' among the shearers ... but of no particular material profit!



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