Australia

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Yolo! as the young folk say nowadays & they are right. My mum, Angela passed away 23/04/14 after being diagnosed with an incurable Brain Tumour just months before. We always said we’d go one day but always found reasons not to – fools.

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Australia

G C
We watched Skippy, Paul Hogan & Neighbours
G C
We met those distant relatives from Hobart
G C
We swore one day we’d take that trip down under
Am C D
To see teeming flocks of Budgies & Galahs

But time, tide & Oncology wait for no woman or man
We chased so many other dreams & other schemes & plans
We never found the spare time or a spare 2 or 3 grand
Now it seems we never ever can

Chorus
D C
It looks like we’ll never see Australia
C C
Like we always said we’re going to do
C Em C Em C D
The closest to the outback we ever got was a day at Bristol Zoo
D C
Where you’re going I hope there’s barbies, sun & sea & surf & sand
D C
I’ve come back from walkabout to hold your hand
D C
If you were just a day away I could cope OK
Am C D
But you’re going much farther than Van Dieman’s Land

I promise you one day I’ll make that trip down there
I’ll tell you all about it in my rambling tearful prayers
I’ll see Sydney. Darwin, Brisbane, Perth & Alice Springs
And the creek where the Kookaburra sings

We joked about the spiders that lurk beneath the pot
The jellyfish & sharks & sea snakes too
But to be bitten by a Taipan or swallowed by a Croc
Is so much betterthan whats happening to you

Chorus

Instrumental (over verse)
Break
C D
When I want to waltz with Matlida
C D
When I want to see that sun- a –rise
C D
I’ll have to dance alone there without ya
Am C D
And watch the dawn with tears in my eyes

Chorus
D C
I t looks like we’ll never see Australia….

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from Revelution!, released November 14, 2014

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John D Revelator are John Diment (guitar, mandolin, cigar box, whistles & accordion). Ann Diment (percussion, washboard & backing vocals). , Geraint Coll (Guitar) Smudge (bass & backing vocal) Other members Col Baird (guitar & backing vocals) & Nick Matthews (bass, guitar, drums in fact anything you can make a noise with & backing vocals!) ... more

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