Frankie was supposed to be returning home to Australia on completion of his tour in June of that year. His use of assorted poetic devices, intelligent and well-planned vocabulary and meaningful structure pave the way for a sure masterpiece. The tools below enable you to 'flesh out' those ideas so that you will have a set of potential forms of evidence you can use to respond to essay questions. Chinooks: Heavy helicopter used for transport. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970—1974.
To many Australian citizens back then — and still now, the Vietnam War was pointless. But, no, it got bogged down with tactics and quickly became a living example of why we should work much harder to avoid war in general. John Schumann uses numerous poetic devices throughout his hit song. Australian men did not become eligible for conscription until the age of 21. C E D Am And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears, C D Am and the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real. God help me, I was only 19 Sent off on a four week long operation Where every single step could be your last one On Two legs, It was sore to live You had fallen with the shells, war within yourself But you wouldn't let your mates down Till they had you dusted off So you closed your eyes And thought of something else Someone yelled contact, another bloke swore We hooked in for hours then a God Almighty roar Then Frankie kicked a mine the day That mankind kicked the moon God help me, he was going home in June And I can't still see Frank with a can in his hand 36 hour leave in the bar at the grand I can still hear frank, a screaming mess A bleeding flesh, couldn't retrieve his legs The Anzac legend neglected to mention The mud, the fear, the blood, the tears, the tension Dads recollection beyond comprehension Didn't seem quite real until he was sent in The chaos and confusion, the fire of steel Oh shrapnel in my back I didn't even feel God help me, I was only 19 So Please can ya' tell me doctor Why I can't get to sleep, I can't hardly eat And the sound of the channel seven chopper Stills chills me to my feet, stills fuels my grief And whats this rash that comes And goes like the dreams Can you tell me what that means? It relates to a fire fight that had lasted for some hours when an explosion occurred.
And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M. And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep? And pinups on the lockers And an Asian orange sunset through the scrub And can you tell me, doctor, why I can't get to sleep? God help me, I was only ninteen. By bringing up well known Australian icons and brands, the author involves himself with the audience. I can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel On a thirty-six hour rec leave in Vung Tau And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle Til the morphine came and killed the bloody row. Archived from on 20 February 2012.
Neil Armstrong landed on the moon July 1969. Some of your responses here may directly support the essay questions you will face, while others will need to be altered and further developed in order to adequately respond to the question. Doing that makes the context seem less important than the people - it positions us to question the importance of the war and its impact because we see it from a specific perspective, from an individual's perspective. The song was released in March 1983 as a single, which hit number one on the national Singles Chart for two weeks. With tensions high between the allegedly corrupt South Vietnamese 'puppet' government and the North Vietnamese National Liberation Front which became known as the Viet Cong , the last thing anybody would want would be an attack by the North Vietnamese troops on some U.
This represents artillery, Gunship or Air support being called in. And night-time's just a jungle dark and a barking M16? But I think it still stands as Australia's greatest ever folk song. Anyway, let's try to simplify it a little and highlight the points that matter most to us in this situation. C E D Am And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the quay, C D Am this clipping from the paper shows a young on', strong and clean. The structure of this song is constantly that of a quatrain. That's 1000 jumbo jets full of troops. Dont be so quick to judge it as pathetic.
Thank You Australia and Red Gum! It is in the 's. It is also possible your information doesn't help you respond adequately. The song's and album's producer, , performed his version as a member of his United Kingdom-based group at the 1985 Cropredy Festival. The most frequently used techniques include rhyme as is the same for most lyrical songs , repetition, rhetorical questions and multitudes of colloquialisms. The single was the version recorded for the 2008 album.
It's about the people who paid the price. D Am And what's this rash that comes and goes, D A can you tell me what it means? All four had been students at Flinders University and together developed an intensely passionate and outspoken outlook. After Schumann had received letters of request from active soldiers in and he sought permission to visit the troops but obtained no answer. Quay: Like a jetty or wharf Clipping: Cutting a section out of the paper. Nui Dat: An Australian military base housing as many as 5000 soldiers. But you wouldn't let your mates down til they had you dusted off So you closed your eyes and thought about something else.
By now you should have enough information to attempt one of the essay questions below. And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M. Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon. . D Am D A And I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel, E - E D God help me - - - I was only nineteen. Was discovered to be very harmful to humans as well.