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Stewie Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia (966* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 17 Oct 20


ACROSS THE WESTERN SUBURBS
(Denis Kevans & Seamus Gill)

Tune: traditional 'All for Me Grog'

Oh, me name it is Fred
I'm Sydney born and bred
And the inner-city used to be me home, boys
But it's caused me heart to grieve
For I've had to take me leave
Now across the western suburbs I must wander

Chorus:
Under concrete and glass
Sydney's disappearing fast
It's all gone for profit and for plunder
Though we really want to stay
They keep driving us away
Now across the western suburbs we must wande

Now where is me house,
Me little terrace house
It's all gone for profit and for plunder
For the wreckers of the town
Just came up and knocked it down;
Now across the Western Suburbs we must wander

Before I even knew it
We were shifted to Mount Druitt
And the planners never gave me any say, boys
Now it really makes me weep
I am just at home to sleep
For it takes me hours to get to work each day, boys

What's happened to the pub
Our little local pub
Where we used to have a drink when we were dry, boys
Now we can't get in the door
For there's carpets on the floor
And you won't be served a beer without a tie, boys

Now I'm living in a box
In the west suburban blocks
And the place is nearly driving me to tears, boys
Poorly planned and badly built
And it's mortgaged to the hilt
But they say it will be mine in forty years, boys

Now before the city's wrecked
Those developers must be decked
For it's plain to see they do not give a bugger
Or we soon will see the day
If those bandits have their way
We will all be driven out past Wagga Wagga

Youtube clip

--Stewie.


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