SOng by Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton
tabbed by Buck
An easy version for us not so clever players...
I came from the dream-time, from the dusty red soil plains.I_
am the an-cient heart,_the keep-er of the flame. I
stood up-on the rocky shore, I watched the tall ships come, for
forty thousand years I've been the first Aus-tra-li-an.
I came up-on the prison ship bowed by iron chains. I clear-
ed the land, endured the lash,and wait-ed for the rains. I'm a
settler, I'm a farmer's wife, on a dry and barren run,
convict and a free man, I be- came Aus-tra-li-- an. We are
one but we are man-y and from
all the lands on Earth we come. We share a
dream and sing with one voice,
I am___ you are we are Aus-tra-li-an.