verse 1 
It was Ansett 603 
He sits down next to me 
We were flyin' out across the Great Divide 
Bound for WA 
He shook my hand and said g'day 
There I was, Slim Dusty by my side 
I was flyin' with the king 
Ridin' on the wind 
A small town boy from nowhere 
My head up in the clouds 
All the times I heard him play 
And here I was today 
I was flyin', I was flyin' with the king 
verse 2 
Was Trumby ridin' slow 
30,000 feet below 
Way down there round a fire of gidgee coal 
The desert stretchin' on 
Home to countless Dusty songs 
He was the man who walked a country mile 
(Repeat through the rest of the song) 
Chorus 
I was flyin' with the king 
Ridin' on the wind 
A small town boy from nowhere 
My head up in the clouds 
All the times I heard him play 
And here I was today 
I was flyin', I was flyin' with the king 
(solo) 
BRIDGE 
Before I knew the wheels touched down 
He smiled and said "I'll see you round" 
There was so much more to say but he was gone 
An' now he's gone… 
Chorus
I was flyin' with the king 
Ridin' on the wind 
A small town boy from nowhere 
My head up in the clouds 
All the times I heard him play 
And here I was today 
I was flyin', I was flyin' with the king