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Lyr Add: Beautiful Queensland

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Lyr Req: Beautiful Texas (W. Lee O'Daniel) (2)

GUEST,guest 18 Jul 11 - 09:20 AM
Joe Offer 19 Jul 11 - 03:16 AM
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From: GUEST,guest
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 09:20 AM

This song was written, or adapted from an American song - Beautiful texas - by onwe of the old guard of Aussie Country singers, Tex Morton. Although the words are basically accurate ( because Queensland, known in Australia as the Sunshine state, is in most respects a great place to live) they are not exactly classic songwriting. But - it's a piece of history. I like singing it because it's so corny !!

(Tex Morton)

You have all read the beautiful stories of the countries far over the sea
From whence came our ancestors to establish this land of the free
There are some folks who still like to travel to see what they have over there
But when they go look, it's not like the book
And they find there is none to compare

Beautiful, Beautiful Queensland!
Up where the wild flowers grow!
We're proud of our beautiful climate!
Where we never see ice or snow!
You can live on the plains or the mountains!
Or down where the sea-breezes blow!
And you're still in Beautiful Queensland!
The most wonderful state that I know!

You can travel on beautiful highways, by the city and village and farm
Or sail up above on the skyways, and the beauty below you will charm
White cotton, green forests, blue rivers, sugar cane fields and fruit trees that bear
You can look the world over and then you will say
That Queensland has beauty to spare

In this song about beautiful Queensland
There's one thing I just have to say
More than a million people
Are proud that they're here to stay
It's great to be healthy and happy
And that seems to be our good fate
So let us all smile, for life is worthwhile
When we live in this wonderful state

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Beautiful Queensland
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 11 - 03:16 AM

Click here to hear Devon Dawson sing "Beautiful Beautiful Texas." It gets better: click here to hear Willie Nelson sing it on a 1967 album of Texas songs.
Lyrics are almost the same as "Queensland"

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