The Man from Snowy River, by A. B. Paterson

Frying Pan’s Theology

Scene: On Monaro.


Shock-headed blackfellow,

  Boy (on a pony).

Snowflakes are falling

  So gentle and slow,

Youngster says, ‘Frying Pan,

  What makes it snow?’

Frying Pan confident

  Makes the reply —

‘Shake ’em big flour bag

  Up in the sky!’

‘What! when there’s miles of it!

  Sur’ly that’s brag.

Who is there strong enough

  Shake such a bag?’

‘What parson tellin’ you,

  Ole Mister Dodd,

Tell you in Sunday-school?

  Big feller God!

He drive His bullock dray,

  Then thunder go,

He shake His flour bag —

  Tumble down snow!’

Last updated Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 11:59