Ladies of Brisbane or Augathella Station

Melody - Melody2 - Melody2 - "Spanish Ladies"


1. Farewell and adieu
To you, sweet Brisbane ladies,
Farewell and adieu
To you girls of Toowong,
For we've sold all our cattle,
And have to be moving,
But we hope we shall
See you again before long.

We'll rant and we'll roar
Like true Queensland drovers,
We'll rant and we'll roar
As onward we push,
Until we get back
To the Augathella Station,
For it's flaming dry going
Though the old Queensland bush

2. The first camp we make,
We shall call it the Quart-pot,
Caboolture, then Kilcoy
And Colinton's Hut;
We'll pull up at the Stone House,
Bob Williamson's paddock,
And early next morning
We cross the Blackbutt.
3. Then on to Taromeo
And Yarraman Creek, lads,
It's there we shall make
Our next camp for the day,
Where the water and grass
Are both plenty and sweet, lads,
And maybe we'll butcher
A fat little stray.

4. Then on to Nanango,
That hardbitten township,
Where the out-of-work station
Hands sit in the dust,
And the shearers get shorn
By old Tim the contractor -
Oh I wouldn't go near there
But I flaming well must!

5. The girls of Toomancey,
They look so entrancing,
Those young bawling heifers
Are out for their fun!
With the waltz and the polka
And all kinds of dancing,
To the racketty old banjo
Of Bob Anderson.

6. Then fill up your glasses
And drink to the lasses;
We'll drink this town dry,
Then farewell to them all;
And when we've got back
To the Augathella Station
We'll hope you come by
There and pay us a call.

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