Give Me A Home Among The Gum Trees    (1974)

I've been around the world a couple of times or maybe more
I've seen the sights, I've had delights on every foreign shore
But when me mates all ask me the place that I adore
I tell them right away

Give me a home among the gum trees with lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a kangaroo, a clothes-line out the back
Verandah out the front and an old rocking chair

You can see me in the kitchen cookin' up a roast or Vegemite on toast
Just you and me, a cup of tea
Later on we'll settle down and mull up on the porch
And watch the possums play

Give me a home among the gum trees with lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a kangaroo, a clothes-line out the back
Verandah out the front and an old rocking chair

There's Safeways up the corner and a Woolies down the street
And a brand new place they've opened up and they regulate the heat
But I'd trade them all tomorrow for a single bush retreat
Where the kookaburras call

Some people like their houses with fences all around
Others live in mansions and some beneath the ground
But me, I like the bush, you know with rabbits running 'round
And a pumpkin vine out the back

Give me a home among the gum trees with lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a kangaroo, a clothes-line out the back
Verandah out the front and an old rocking chair

Give me a home among the gum trees with lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a kangaroo, a clothes-line out the back
Verandah out the front and an old rocking chair

Lyrics by Wally Johnson and Robert Brown.
Recorded by Captain Rock; John Williamson.


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