Intro (2x) 
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There'd be a blue out the back 
And we'd all rush from the bar to take a look 
Drover Pat and Billy Arnold had been drinking 
In the heat all afternoon 
They were rolling in the dirt 
Fists were flying and things were getting rough 
But when Billy started bleeding 
The publican said fellas break it up 
Shake on it, just put it there 
That's the way it's always been 'round here 
You could trust a man when he held out his hand 
and said 'Let's shake on it 
They were battered and bruised 
When Pat and Billy picked themselves up 
They looked each other over 
And two grins appeared from beneath the sweat and dust 
Billy picked up his hat 
And clipped his old mate on the ear 
And said we'll call it a draw Pat 
But I reckon you owe me a beer 
Chorus 
Bridge 
Now the years have rolled by 
And they still disagree 
But that old handshake's as firm 
as it used to be 
Chorus (one step higher) 2x 
Shake on it, just put it there 
That's the way it's always been 'round here 
You could trust a man when he held out his hand 
and said 'Let's shake on it 
Outro 
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