The Paddock In Strathbogie

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My old man well he's a full time grump
Looks like he's really hit the turps
And if I don't answer his call, then he
Watches channel 9 and soaks it up

Since 1989 he's been low on luck
Ever since the day he lost her
He's had no-one at all
Except me and I'm no bloody doctor!

On Strathbogie hill he had a brilliant sheepdog pup
She was three parts dingo at least
And she always came when he called
But they had no insurance

But they had a rusty shack
It was a corrugated iron tower
And they had an old Toyota
And he'd spend three or four hours
Tryna start the bastard thing at half past five

Chorus:
Take the box of matches, and we'll pile up all the branches over here
In the paddock in Strathbogie burning whispers only you can hear
Start the old Land Cruiser, before all our happy memories disappear
You can sit up on my knee and, i'll accelerate and you can steer

She was rough as guts
She was as tough as nails
She was his trouble and his strife,
But when the flames are a hundred metres tall
A dog's as useful as an ashtray on a bike

Now he's feeling down
He's a big tough fella
He's watching question time on the news
And I can't help him much at all
If he keeps his feelings locked up in the cellar

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from Strathbogie, released December 12, 2017

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

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