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Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. Christopher Morley (Journalist, 1890-1957)

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Then someone else was interested to know just what he got,
How many kanga-bloody-roos he went and bloody shot,
And the shooting bloke says “Things are crook –
the drought’s too bloody tough.
I got forty-two by seven, and that’s good e-bloody-nough.”

And, as this polite rejoinder seemed to satisfy the mob,
Everyone stopped listening and got on with the job,
Which was drinkin’ beer, and arguin’, and talkin’ of the heat,
Of boggin’ in the bitumen in the middle of the street,
But as for me, I’m here to say the interesting piece of news
Was Tumba-bloody-rumba shootin’ kanga bloody-roos.

John Patrick O’Grady  9.10.1907 – 1981  (aka Nino Culotta) 

http://australianpoems.tripod.com/tumbabloodyrumba.html