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It's A Way Of Life
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It's A Way Of Life Lyrics

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Verse 1
Verse 2
by John Williamson
Verse 3
Real country people in their prime,
Verse 4
Livin' in New South on Queensland time
Verse 5
He's a stockman, likes raisin' sheep,
Verse 6
Likes raisin' children, don't get much sleep
Verse 7
On the shady big verandah, with his hardworking wife,
Verse 8
Three young sidekicks,
Verse 9
It's a way of life.
Verse 10
Some years they make it, some years they don't
Verse 11
Sometimes the creek flows, sometimes it won't
Verse 12
Sometimes he's mean, he's got a gun
Verse 13
When the ewes are lambing he's got pigs on the run
Verse 14
Out in the lignum, on the water course
Verse 15
You could lose a pig dog, you could lose a horse.
Verse 16
Think you oughta know the channel's coming through
Verse 17
Wipin' out the bushland and the kangaroo
Verse 18
Greedy men with water rights to neutralise the land
Verse 19
When's it gonna stop I just don't understand.
Verse 20
With cotton in their ears and dollars in their eyes
Verse 21
Their banker grins and our country dies.
Verse 22
They love the bush, they grow the wool
Verse 23
They respect the land and it's beautiful
Verse 24
Blue Bonnets, Leatherheads and Red-Back Wrens
Verse 25
Bower Birds, Ring Necks and Water Hens
Verse 26
Red Wings and Red Tailed Black Cockatoos Think of all the rainbows we could lose
Verse 27
Real country people in their prime
Verse 28
Livin' in New South on Queensland time
Verse 29
He's a stockman likes raisin' sheep,
Verse 30
Likes raisin' children, don't get much sleep
Verse 31
On the shady big verandah with his hard workin' wife
Verse 32
Three young side kicks,
Verse 33
It's a way of life.
Verse 34

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