Old Melbourne Town

from by The Willie Wagtails

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    We're very proud to release our debut ocker jazz extravaganza Bushrangers Need Bush!

    Click here to pre-order the real life CD, delivered to your door by one of our fleet of actual Willie Wagtails. In training for the past six months, the fleet represents the cutting edge in low emission bush technology and has a fairly good success rate.

    The CD has original artwork by Reg Mombassa and features 12 tracks recorded by Damien Charles at Sound Recordings in Campbell's Creek in April/May 2015, later mixed and mastered by Chris Korczynski.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bushrangers Need Bush via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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I have been around in Old Melbourne Town
I’ve had leaky roofs and old creaky floors
And I’ve lived with blokes, blokes with dreams and hopes
Hopes and dreams, behind the flyscreen doors

Some grew up in houses and some grew up in homes
But I lived in a leaky caravan
Where the wind would roar, as the kettle boiled
And the sausages were frying in the pan

So come on all you ratbags all you blighters all you lot
Let's all build a big roaring fire
And old Melbourne Town will make a noise so loud
A noise so loud, it won't ever settle down

You threw up at Bar Open, you threw up at the Tote
You chundered at the old 303
And you sing tra la la, as you're pouring them down your throat
And we’re rambling in the wide open country

So lets be dero hippies and drive around the land
Round Australia, on highway number one
Through the pouring rain, we never wanna come back again
Back again, coz we’ve never had so much fun


from Bushrangers Need Bush, released December 23, 2015
Lyrics by Jeremiah Rose, music adapted from the tune Moscow Nights by Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi.



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The Willie Wagtails write ocker jazz songs with trumpet, fiddle and banjo.

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