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The Drover's Dream

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An Australian folk song. A dingo is a native dog, brolga is a large bird like a crane with an elegant dance, native bears=koalas, goanna (lace monitor)is a very large lizard, adder is a venomous snake - the
death adder, the jackass is the kookaburra, wombat is a powerful burrowing marsupial.
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Drover's Dream

One night while droving sheep, my companions lay asleep
There was not a star to illuminate the sky
I was dreaming, I suppose, for my eyes were partly closed
When a very strange procession passed me by
First there came a kangaroo, with his swag of blankets blue
A dingo ran beside him as a mate
They were travelling mighty fast but they shouted as they passed
"We'll have to jog along, it's getting late"

The pelican and the crane, they came in from off the plain
To amuse the company with a Highland Fling
And the dear old bandicoot played a tune upon the flute
And the native bears sat round him in a ring
The brolga and the crow sang us songs of long ago
A frill-necked lizard listened with a smile
And an emu standing near with his claw up to his ear
Said, "Funniest thing I've heard in quite a while"

The frogs from out the swamp, where the atmosphere is damp
Came bounding in and sat upon some stones
They all unrolled their swags and produced from little bags
The banjo and the violin and the bones
The goanna and the snake, and the adder wide awake
With a crocodile danced "The Soldier's Joy"
In the spreading silky oak the jackass cracked a joke
And the magpie sang "The Wild Colonial Boy"

Some wombats darted out from the tea-tree all about
And performed a set of Lancers very well
And the parrot green and blue gave the orchestra its cue
To strike up "The Old Log Cabin in the Dell."
I was dreaming, I suppose, of these entertaining shows
But it never crossed my mind I was asleep
Till the Boss beneath the cart woke me up with such a start
Yelling, "Dreamy, where the hell are all the sheep?"
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jibes said 3292 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Hey Mark
This song is a hoot and a great folk Tune. Thanks for posting it.
Check out my latest song called Early Evening
alfredthepelican said 3290 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Thanks Neil
Thanks for your encouraging comments. It is a fun song.
Check out my latest song called Now Is The Hour Late
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