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Thread #23513 Message #1971127
Posted By: GUEST,jdd
17-Feb-07 - 07:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Give Me a Home among the Gum Trees
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: to an australian song
Wally Johnson entered Home Among the Gum Trees in the new national anthum for Australia contest with tongue in his cheek. Sadly Wally died of a brain tumour early in the nineties. He was a very talented musician and a Hare Krishna. He taught music at the Hare Krishna school in Murwillumbah for many years along with his wife who now receives the royalties to the song annually. He was a friend of Shirley from Skyhooks. When Wal got married Shirl wrote All My Friends Are Getting Married.