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aussiebloke Lyr Req: Ironbark Jim (11) LYRIC ADD: Ironbark Jim 26 Jul 02


IRONBARK JIM
(Traditional)

Chorus
Good old ironbark Jim, you've never seen the likes of him
He's the strongest man in the great outback
He can lift a horse and sulky up on his back
He's as hard as horseshoe nails, and he's been in more bush jails
Than fleas in a dog, and he drinks enough grog
To irrigate New South Wales

When Jim was only two years old, or so his father said
He couldn't find him anywhere, tif he found him in the shed
He said to ironbark, look here son, stop acting like a clown
You're not goin' to shoe that flaming horse, so put that anvil down!

Chorus

Break

Now when it comes to fighting men, he's the greatest in the land
He'll take on two or three men mate, and only use one hand
Two drovers picked him years ago, but he left them both out cold
Which wasn't too bad, 'cause at the time, he was only nine years old!

Chorus

Old Jim once entered in a rowing race, across Port Phillip Bay
As soon as he heard the starters gun, ironbark was on his way
He left the others far behind, his stamina beat the band
When he finally stopped exhausted, he was a mile and a half inland!

Chorus

Repeat to fade

Transcribed from a Slim Dusty album by Pembo
Posted by MG - 'aussiebloke'


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