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Out of Sight

by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson


They held a polo meeting at a little country town,

And all the local sportsmen came to win themselves renown.

There came two strangers with a horse, and I am much afraid

They both belonged to what is called "the take-you-down brigade".

They said their horse could jump like fun, and asked an amateur

To ride him in the steeplechase, and told him they were sure

The last time round he'd sail away with such a swallow's flight

The rest would never see him go -- he's finish out of sight.


So out he went; and, when folk saw the amateur was up,

Some local genius called the race "the Dude-in-Danger Cup".

The horse was known as "Who's Afraid", by "Panic" from "The Fright" --

But still his owners told the jock he's finish out of sight.


And so he did; for Who's Afraid, without the least pretence,

Disposed of him by rushing through the very second fence;

And when they ran the last time round the prophecy was right --

For he was in the ambulance, and safely "out of sight".


Banjo Patterson Australian Poet

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On the Trek

Our Mat

Out of Sight


Prelude. (From the Man From Snowy River Verses)

Riders in the Stand

Rio Grande

Saltbush Bill's Gamecock

Saltbush Bill, J.P.

Santa Claus

Shakespeare on the Turf

Shearing with a Hoe

Only a Jockey

Our New Horse

Over the Range

Policeman G

Reconstruction (Through the Eyes of a Farmer)

Right in Front of the Army

Saltbush Bill

Saltbush Bill on the Patriarchs

Saltbush Bill's Second Fight

Santa Claus in the Bush

Shearing at Castlereagh

Shouting for a Camel