Friday, January 23, 2009

We are Australian......


We Are Australian

(Chorus)
We are one
But we are many
And from all the land on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice
I am
You are
We are Australian

I came from the dream time
From the dusty red soil plains
I am the ancient heart
The keeper of the flame
I stood upon the rocky shore
I watched the tall ships come
For forty thousand years I'd been
The first Australian

I came upon the prison ship
Bowed down with iron chains
I cleared the land, endured the lash
And waited for the rains
I'm a settler, I'm a farmer's wife
In a dry and barren run
A convict then a free man
I became Australian

I'm the daughter of a digger
Who sought the mother lode
The girl became a woman
On a long and dusty road
I'm a child of the depression
I saw the good times come
I'm a bushy
I'm a battler
I am Australian

I'm a teller of stories
I'm a singer of songs
I am Albert Namatjira
And I paint the ghostly gums
I'm Clancy on his horse
I'm Ned Kelly on the run
I'm the one who waltzed Matilda
I am Australian

I'm the hot wind from the desert
I'm the black soil from the plains
I'm the mountains and the valleys
I'm the drought and flooding rains
I am the rock, I am the sky
The rivers when they run
The spirit of the great land
I am Australian

(Chorus)
We are one
But we are many
And from all the land on earth we come
We share a dram and sing with one voice
I am
You are
We are Australian

(Lyrics by Bruce Woodley & Dobe Newton 1987)

Wishing all Australians a Happy Australia Day for
Monday, January 26, 2009

Eat lamb chops (have a barby), pass us the Aerogard (these flies!!!!), drink beer (crack a tinny - Coopers Pale, XXXX, VB etc), drink tea (have a cuppa) with your mates, watch the tennis from a comfy armchair, have some friends around (G'Day mate!), see some of this beautiful country and fly the flag!

Cheers - Joolz

3 comments:

  1. I think this is the best Australian song.

    Happy Australia day to you as well.

    Tania

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  2. Happy Australia day to you too!

    I hope you're enjoying a 4-day weekend!

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  3. Why isn't his our national anthem???????? I mean I will sing Advance Australia Fair along with everyone else and yes I do know the words to the second and third verses (yes there was a third!) but honestly I think we all admit it is a dirge that doesn't say much about who we are.

    OOPS probably shouldn't rant on Australia Day hey!?????

    Happy Oz day everyone!!

    daisymum

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