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Stewie Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia (952* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 27 Dec 20


Wongawilli's Oz take on Martin Curtis' 'Gin and Raspberry'.

RUM AND RASPBERRY
(Wongawilli/Curtis)

Searching for cattle - we first came this way
From Talbingo township took many long days
To cut through the scrub till we found a good claim
And we called it the Rum and Raspberry.

The rumours went out and thousands poured in
A handful grew rich while many grew thin
They all hoped to find their own patch of ground
As rich as the Rum and Raspberry

Chorus:
Oh but it's hard, cruel and cold
Searching Kiandra for nuggets of gold
An ounce to a bucket - we'll all sell our souls
For the taste of the Rum and Raspberry

At first it was summer, we all thought it grand
No shirts on our backs as we sluiced and we panned
But then came the snow and the westerly blow
And there's ice down the Rum and Raspberry

Chorus

Jimmy McGrath, he worked hard and worked long
Ready to smile or to sing us a song
But then he struck gold and was found dead and cold
Down in the Rum and Raspberry

Chorus

I'll work out my time and I'll stay out of strife,
Save all me tin to send home to me wife
And when me time's done, I'll leave on the run
And to hell with the Rum and Raspberry.

Chorus

But to hell with the Rum and Raspberry!

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--Stewie.


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