Audio Recordings

Bill's songs and stories feature regularly on radio and television and his plays have been performed throughout Australia. He has performed his songs and stories from outback places such as Mount Dare (pop.10), down the Birdsville Track with the Great Australian Cattle Drive, on the Ghan as part of Great Southern Rail's ANZAC Tribute Journey and at the Transport Hall of Fame gala dinner at Alice Springs with Slim Dusty.

'Bill "Swampy" Marsh shared his life and talents generously with an appreciative audience…his love of the Australian countryside and the people who live there was evident in every ballad and story he sang and told.'
—Border Chronicle

Hi Swampy—Just want to say a big 'thank you'. It was fantastic to have you aboard & the performance was brilliant. I hope you're willing to work with us again as we will most definitely be booking you again and recommending you to others! Enjoy your upcoming trip on The Ghan!
—Jessica Playford (Great Southern Rail)

'The CD arrived today. We all stood 'round and listened. And we all got choked up and teary. It is so beautiful.'
—Kate Mayes (Publisher–Little Hare)


Glory, GloryGlory, Glory

'Glory, glory, what can it be
there's a sound up on high
that only angels can see.
Glory, glory, what can it be,
the flying doctor
is coming for me.

(2007—A tribute to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.)

Track Listing:
To play a song automatically using your default player–click one of the links below.
To save a song to your computer and listen later–right-click a link and choose 'Save Target As'.

  1. Not for Donkey's Ages
  2. On a Night Like This
  3. Emergency (story)
  4. Water into Wine
  5. Great Big Snake
  6. War Memorial Hall
  7. Sixty Three
  8. How the Hell (story)
  9. Glory, Glory (mp3)
  10. It's a Miracle (mp3)

"It's a Miracle" was written especially for Christine Harris's children's book
Audrey of the Outback.


A Drover's WifeA Drover's Wife

'A drover's wife, it's no kind of life
for a woman keen on settling down.
She needs a man who's always at hand
to take her out on the town.'

(2002—Concept Media. A second CD of songs and stories to celebrate the Year of the Outback.)

 

Track Listing:
To play a song automatically using your default player–click one of the links below.
To save a song to your computer and listen later–right-click a link and choose 'Save Target As'.

  1. A Drover's Wife (mp3)
  2. Coming to Stay (mp3)
  3. Mum (with Swampy's Tune II) (mp3)
  4. Dinki Di Aussie
  5. The Night I Sang with Slim Dusty
  6. Little Town
  7. Blue Hawaii
  8. The Discovery (with Swampy's Tune II) (mp3)
  9. Thong Song (mp3)
  10. I'll See You When I See You

AustraliaAustralia

'Oh my heart, it belongs to Australia
Oh my heart, it belongs to the land
From the deep blue seas that surround her
To her centre of gibber and sand.'

(1999—Concept Media. Bill released a CD of his songs and stories, which was recorded live in Adelaide's ABC studios after the enthusiastic response he received to his performance on the ABC's Sunday morning Australia All Over radio program and on Channel 9's Today television show.)

Track Listing:
To play a song automatically using your default player–click one of the links below.
To save a song to your computer and listen later–right-click a link and choose 'Save Target As'.

  1. When the Mailman Comes (mp3)
  2. Welcome Home
  3. The Train (with Swampy's Tune)
  4. There's a Crocodile…
  5. Oodnadatta Moon
  6. Gentle Rock
  7. Move Over Rover
  8. The War Hero (mp3)
  9. Australia (mp3)

If you would like to order personally signed
books, CDs, or audio cassettes then
contact Bill 'Swampy' Marsh.

 

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