That Tuesday in
Mike Brady sings his song That Tuesday in November
which appears to have become the unofficial Melbourne Cup theme song.
Begins: "Well we made it through the football..."
Slim Dusty - The
Melbourne Cup (youtube.com)
Slim Dusty sings his Melbourne Cup song which begins ,"There's
a bustle in the city, there's excitement in the scrubs..." LYRICS link below.
"First Tuesday in November..." Teachers could use
these song lyrics in an activity requiring students to suggest existing
music to sing them to, or to create a new song. Or they could be required to
suggest an additional verse. LISTEN TO
AUDIO (first few lines only) link above.
A Dream of the Melbourne Cup (poetrylibrary.edu.au)
The poem A Dream of the Melbourne Cup, by A. B.
'Banjo' Paterson, is reproduced here from the book Saltbush Bill, J.P.
and Other Verses.
Another reproduction (middlemiss.org) of the poem is also available.