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Lyr Add: Old Rover (from Tex Morton - Australia)

Jim Dixon 08 Dec 10 - 09:08 AM
kendall 08 Dec 10 - 09:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD ROVER (from Tex Morton - Australia)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 09:08 AM

Here's an Australian song—not to be confused with the Hank Snow song with the same title. My transcription from a recording at YouTube that is remarkably clear:


OLD ROVER
As sung by Tex Morton

There's a broken-hearted stockman by the graveside of a friend.
It's his faithful little Rover who has reached his journey's end.
The early stars of evening saw him kneel and pray,
And the Big Boss up in heaven heard the stockman sadly say:

Farewell, Rover. Your roving days are over.
You're the best friend that a drover ever had.
Many years we've been together. You'll be in my thoughts forever.
I'm alone with memories that leave me sad.

I don't know if you're list'ning or if you hear my prayer,
But if there's a doggies' heaven, good old Rover, you'll be there.

Farewell, Rover. Your roving days are over.
You're the best friend that a drover ever had.
You'll be in my thoughts forever as I ride the Never-Never.
I'm alone with memories that leave me sad.

(Yodel).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Old Rover (from Tex Morton - Australia)
From: kendall
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 09:19 AM

Do you know Slim Dusty's Old Gilbert? That's a real tear jerker.


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