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gecko Lyr Req: What'll We Do In Broome? / Back to Broome (10) RE: Req: 'What'll We Do In Broome?' (Australia) 14 Jan 10

Sometime in the mid eighties Ted Egan did a deal with one of the airlines to ferry a plane load of us folkies to Broome for a festival. As I recall, Margaret Roadnight, Bernard Carney, Eric Bogle and Bernard Bolan were amongst the many performers including Alice Springs best - and boy, they were good in those days! "What'll We Do In Broome" was the anthem of course, and we gave it good voice, in fact many of us were hoarse when we got back home. Fantastic weekend of music and laughter, skinny dipping off Cable Beach at 2am and drinking the plane dry on our way home - but perhaps that was the airline staff's story after Ted's good friend Tommy Burroughs (RIP) fell down blocking the aisle again for the third time. He was not a man to deprive himself of a drink especially if it was free and anyway, he had spruiked all weekend in unique 'Burroughs' style and was probably a bit dry. OnYa Tommy!


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