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Subject: I've Been Everywhere-Australian version
From: Dale Rose
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 02:00 PM

In the thread about the death of Hank Snow, MTed asked about the original lyrics to I've Been Everywhere, by Australian writer Geoff Mack. I saw at least part of them somewhere years ago, but a quick search just now turned up nothing. I thought a formal Lyric Request might help, so here it is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 06:42 PM

Dale, I have them in print but am performing tonight and won't be home till quite late, another 14 hours or so. I know there is an Australian book produced by Allan's that has 100 all time favourite Aussie songs, which I don't have. It is quite common in local libraries. Someone else may be better able to get to this before I have the chance. Regards, John.

I haven't checked, but is the tune (such as it is) in the DT? I haven't seen the Hank Snow thread, but did Geoff Mack write the very first version of this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 07:47 PM

Having now read the Hank Snow thread, the Australian version was a hit for Lucky Starr circa 1962.

Thanks to Australia's long term owners we have a marvellous legacy of Aboriginal place-names, much more exciting than the names bestowed by home-sick Britons and the Irish. Somewhat earlier than Geoff Mack's song, Banjo Patterson wrote a marvellous ballad about bushmen sitting around a camp-fire, each bragging in turn about their respective local tongue twisters - maybe it's called The Man From Adaminaby?

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Bugsy
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 08:01 PM

I've had the pleasure of meeting with Geoff (Tangle Tongue) Mack a couple of times. He has written (I believe) over 20 different songs along the lines of "I've Been Everywhere", "I've Done Everything" and even "I've Had Everything" in which he lists all the ailments and diseases he's had over his life. His version of "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" is one that must be heard to be believed. A very warm and talented man, who must now be in his late 70's and still performing on the odd occasion.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: MTed
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 12:15 AM

This is why I love mudcat so much!! I never knew any of this--and there is no other way to find it out--I can't wait for those lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Dale Rose
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 12:29 AM

One comment about the U S version ~~ at the end, of course, a chorus says, "I know someplace you haven't been!" It is one of those things I could never substantiate after all these years, but I read or heard somewhere that was an allusion to Heaven. I'd like to think that ol' Hank finally got there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 06:04 AM

Can this be the song with lots of wobble board and heavy breathing that Rolf Harris assaulted our airwaves with?
Well named since he seems to be on every bloody programme from art to animals at the moment!
I expect that great Christmas classic "Six White Boomers" to be resurrected soon!
Is the stylophone a folk instrument?
We sent Oz a plague of convicts and rabbits they sent us Rolf Harris, Clive James, Germaine Greer...
Enough already, we're sorry, OK?

:o)

RtS (Not coming the raw prawn, honest)


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE (AUSTRALIAN VERSION)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 08:53 AM

And here it is - I've been collecting this stuff since about 1961, never really thought that it would become needed. Regards, John.

I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE (AUSTRALIAN VERSION)
(Words and Music by Geoff Mack)

I was humpin' my bluey on the dusty Oodnadatta road,
When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load.
If you're goin' to Oodnadatta, mate, with me you can ride.
So I climbed in the cabin and I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
I said (spoken): Listen, mate, I've travelled ev'ry road in this here land.

CHO: 'Cos I've been ev'rywhere, man,
I've been ev'rywhere, man;
Crossed the desert sand, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man;
I've been ev'rywhere.

I've been to Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba,
Nambour Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah,
Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnarnulla,
Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla,
Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla,
Wallambilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla, I'm a killer.

Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo,
Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo,
Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne,
Lithgow, Casino, Boggabri, Gundagai,
Narrabri, Tibooburra, Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wanganella,
Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the teller.

Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby,
Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi,
Yarra Yarra, Bouindarra, Wallangarra, Turramurra,
Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra,
Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta,
Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta, what's it matter.

Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat,
Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captain's Flat,
Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween,
Terrigal, Fingal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy and Narrabeen,
Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly,
Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly, don't be silly.

I've been here, there, ev'rywhere,
I've been ev'rywhere.

Orright, mate, you've been ev'ry place but one, and ya don't need my help t'get there.

[Copyright © 1962 by Johnny Devlin Music Ply. Ltd., Sydney, N.S.W.]

HTML line breaks rearranged to straighten out rhythm and rhyme. One line still seems too long, but I've done the best I can without changing the words. --JoeClone, 20-May-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 09:02 AM

Roger, he's a national treasure and a great entertainer, but I believe that he was born in the UK. Regards, John

Other performers that we try to claim include The Bee Gees, Olivia Newton John and John Farnham - all ten quid tourists as far as I recall. You can also have back Frank Ifield and Charlie Drake for singing my Boomerang Won't Come Back.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Dale Rose
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 10:10 AM

Orright, mate, you've been ev'ry place but one, and ya don't need my help t'get there.

I know someplace you haven't been!

That's interesting, even the last phrase from Hank Snow's version which had almost seemed tacked on to me, has a parallel in the original.

Thanks, John ~~ I enjoyed seeing those lyrics, and I am sure that many others are glad to see them, too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: MTed
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 12:24 PM

Oh, God, those lyrics are great!!! Thank you so much!!! I have been curious about those lyrics ever since I found out that they existed--and they are even better than I had imagined!!

I will be singing them (and trying to figure out how to say the names) all the rest of the day!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 06:45 PM

Dale, in the original Australian recording you hear the sound of the truck abruptly stopping (the door opening?) and the less than subtle last line advising the blowhard singer to 'go to buggery' or 'go to hell'. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Dale Rose
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 09:49 PM

Yeah, it does sound a little more to the point. Don't know if you've ever heard Hank's version, but after the vocal group sings the line I gave, Hank comes back with one last "I've Been Everywhere."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:24 PM

G'day John on the other side of the Brisbane line,

".... You can also have back Frank Ifield and Charlie Drake for singing my Boomerang Won't Come Back. ..."

I can't verify this, but I seem to remember that it was Frank Ifield's version of Wee Eric's (complete with dog's chorus) that moved Eric Bogle from merely writing songs for others to singing them himself ... I think this counts for a plus.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 08:27 AM

This may be slightly uncharitable, but I remember a line from a Fred Dagg skit which included the beautiful comment 'It stuck out like a moment of fun at a Frank Ifield concert". Cheers, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Helen
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 04:06 AM

OK, here goes with a bit of a pronunciation guide. It's all in where you put the emphasis, because most of it is said how it is spelt (not like the English language) unless I have noted otherwise.

* = after the MOST emphasised part of name ' = after an emphasised part of name

Most of the Aboriginal names are said fairly quickly. Mooloolaba sounds very laboured if you try to say it how it is spelt, but it is a very rolling sort of word. It's like Moo-loo*la bar. You have to focus on the part of the word where the asterix is.

Hope this helps, and I hope I haven't totally confused you.

Helen

Tull*amore', Sey*mour, Lis*more, Moo-loo*la-ba', Nam*bour,

Maroo*chydore', Kil*more, Murwill*umbah', Birdsville, Emmaville, Wall*aville (pronounced woll, i.e. like moll), Cunn*arnull'a, Cond*amine',

Strathpine, Pro*serpine' (pronounced pross), Ull*adull'a,

Dar*win, Gin Gin, Denil*iquin', Muck*adill'a, Wall*ambill'a, Bogg*abill'a, Kum*barill'a, I'm a killer.

Mor*ee, Tar*ee, Jeril*derie', Bam*baroo', Toowoom*ba, Gunn*edah' (ah is pronounced like ar, but with emphasis, like aaarh),

Car*ingbah', Woo'lloomooloo*, Dalveen, Tam*borine', Eng*adine', Jin*dabyne', Lith*gow, Casi*no,

Bo*ggabri', Gun*dagai', Narr*abri', ( i, and ai, are pronounced as eye) Ti*booburr'a (the b usually sounds more like a p), Me*galong', Wy*ong (y is pronounced eye), Tu*ggerawong', Wan*ganell'a, Morella, (don't know this one, but probably more-ella

Au*gathell'a (au = or), Brin*dabell'a, I'm the teller.

Wo*llongong' (Woll is pronounced wool), Geelong*, Ku*rrajong', Mull'umbim*by, Mitt*agong',

Molong (probably Moe-long), Grong Grong, Goon'diwin*di, Yarra Yarra, Bou*indarr'a, Wall*angarr'a, Turr'amurr*a,

Bo*ggabri', Gun*dagai', Narr*abri', Ti*booburr'a, Gul*gong, A*delong', Bi*llabong', Cab*ramatt'a, Parr*amatt'a,

Wan*garatt'a, Coo*langatt'a, what's it matter.

Ett*along', Dan*denong', Woo*denbong', Ball*arat' , Can*berra', or Can'berr*a

Mil'perr*a, U'nanderr*a, Captain's Flat, Clon*curry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri (like curry), Gi*rraween', Te*rrigal',

Fin*gal, Stockinbingal (don't know this one), Co*lla-roy' and Na*rrabeen', Ben*digo', Do*rrigo', Ban*galow', In'dooroopill*y, Ki'rribill*i,

Yeerongpilly (don't know this one), Wo*llondill'y, don't be silly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 05 Jan 00 - 06:24 PM

For Yeerongpilly (one of my neighbouring suburbs) the emphasis is on "pill" and the second "e" is silent. I believe that "pilly" is the local indigenous description for water (a la the Brisbane River).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 01:53 AM

G'day John in Brisbane,

I don't know if he still lives there, but Yeerongpilly was where Bill Scott (Australian collector/song source/writer/poet/publisher) lived, some years back.

In a letter (some decades back)correcting a dubious rendition of the suburb name, Bill pointed out that "~pilly", "~billy", "~billa", "~bully" was usually water in East Coast Aboriginal languages.

The best known instance in folk song is Waltzing Matilda's billabong, an anabranch of a seasonal river ... to the local tribes: "billa" (water) "bong" (dead), that is, still (stagnant) water.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aussie I've Been Everywhere
From: GUEST,Iain
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 03:27 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to the British version sung by Rolf Harris?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aussie I've Been Everywhere
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 03:30 PM

I have the Aussie version sung by the one and only Slim Dusty, God rest his soul.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aussie I've Been Everywhere
From: GUEST,Pokalong
Date: 19 Dec 08 - 11:56 PM

Ive never heard the Aussie version, I did hesr an Alaskan version. Once. I have no idea who sang it. It was on a NPR show from the San Luis Obispo, CA. area. The show was hosted by Sawny Brown (?) The "Singer Songwriter Show". I haven'y been able to tune in for some time and I'm not even sure it's on the air.


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Subject: ADD: I've Been Everywhere (Australian)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 03:15 AM

Rowan sent me this collation of information for inclusion in the DT. Any further corrections?
-Joe-

I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE [ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN VERSION]
(Geoff Mack)

I was humpin' my bluey on the dusty Oodnadatta road,
When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load.
If you're goin' to Oodnadatta, mate, with me you can ride.
So I climbed in the cabin and I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
I said (spoken): Listen, mate, I've travelled ev'ry road in this here land.

CHORUS:
'Cos I've been ev'rywhere, man,
I've been ev'rywhere, man;
Crossed the desert sand, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man;
I've been ev'rywhere.

I've been to Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba,
Nambour Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah,
Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla,
Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla,
Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla,
Wallambilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla, I'm a killer.

Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo,
Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo,
Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne,
Lithgow, Casino, Boggabri, Gundagai,
Narrabri, Tibooburra, Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wanganella,
Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the teller.

Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby,
Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi,
Yarra Yarra, Bouindarra, Wallangarra, Turramurra,
Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra,
Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta,
Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta, what's it matter.

Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat,
Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captain's Flat,
Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween,
Terrigal, Fingal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy and Narrabeen,
Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly,
Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly, don't be silly.

I've been here, there, ev'rywhere,
I've been ev'rywhere.

Orright, mate, you've been ev'ry place but one, and ya don't need my help t'get there.


Words and Music by Geoff Mack; sung and recorded originally by Lucky Starr.
[Copyright © 1962 by Johnny Devlin Music Ply. Ltd., Sydney, N.S.W.]


Notes
From Wikipedia
"The song "I've Been Everywhere" was written by Geoff Mack in 1959 and made popular by
the singer Lucky Starr in 1962. It listed Australian towns. It was later adapted for North American (primarily United States)
place names and by John Hore (later known as John Grenell) with New Zealand place names
(1966).

The song was a number 1 hit in Country Music in November 1962 in the United States for
the recording artist Hank Snow...

The song was also recorded by : Lynn Anderson (USA 1970); Asleep
Original singer Lucky Starr released an EP called "Lucky's Been Everywhere," which
contained 4 different versions: Great Britain, U.S.A., New Zealand, and Australia (Festival
Records FX-10.485 (Australia))."

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JL RW


Click here for a YouTube video that plays the Lucky Starr recording - I gather that this is the original.
Whew!!!
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 03:45 AM

I've been everywhere -Geoff Mack version sung by Raymond Crooke


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Tangledwood
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 05:03 AM

Just to be pedantic, in the second verse I think Cunnarnulla should be Cunnamulla; easily misread. (there's always someone isn't there :) )

He went to Tibooburra twice - why would anybody do that?!!
    OK, Sandra, I'm taking your word on "Cunnamulla" - I made the change in my message above.
    But as for the twice-mentioned "Tibooburra," what do I do?
    -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 06:26 AM

Tibooburra - it's in the middle of nowhere, who'd want to go there once, let alone TWICE!

sandra (inner-city bird)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 06:50 AM

I seem to remember a New Zealand version along the way too....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 10:00 AM

Fools, when I was looking for the Oz version on youtube, I saw a NZ version

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 10:20 AM

To me the line give as

"Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the teller"

has always sounded like

"Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the feller"

"feller" being a coloquial version of "fellow"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: freda underhill
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 10:30 AM

Sorry to lower the tone but couldn't resist - you can blame this one on Phil Alexander:
I was drivin' my car along the A30 Basingstoke-a road
When I picked up a hippy, I thought to myself "well, I'll be blowed"
"I'll take you on to Basingstoke," an' then I saw his hair
When he climbed into my motor, 'cause it dangled everywhere
I joked that he's a werewolf, but he didn't understand
Well, he said, "Listen! Yes, I'm hairy and it's not just on my hands"

I've got body hair, man
I've got body hair, man
Like a yeti bare, man
Here and there and THERE! man
Oh, it grows everywhere, man
I've got body hair

I'm covered
Head, toe
Down below
Elbow
On my muscles
Fingertips
Both my hips
And lips
Blood corpuscles
Quadriceps
Triceps
Biceps
Skin scales
Radius
Pancreas
Bilious
Fingernails
Mid-knee
Kidney
Sidney
Intersticial
Superficial
On patella
A capella

Hairy fella
I've got body hair, man
I've got body hair, man
Crossed the deserts, bare, man
I'm your worst nightmare, man
I make all the people stare, man
I've got body hair

I've hair on
My thighs
My eyes
My flies
And my carpals
Gluteus
Maximus
Humerus
Metatarsals
Nasal hair
Navel hair
Uvula
Genitalia
My coccyx
Eye sockets
Trouser pockets
Words'll fail ya
Ocular
Jocular
Cochlea
Down my back
Six pack
Scrotal sack
In my crack

Hair attack
I've got body hair, man
I've got body hair, man
I've got hair to spare, man
It's like something I wear, man
I've got more than my share, man
I've got body hair

I got it
Dorsal
Ventral
Central
Ventricular
Varicose
Bellicose
Haricots
Lenticular
Laryngeal
Pharyngeal
Phalangeal
Femoral
Thoracic
Elastic
Jurassic
Federal
Eyeballs
Highballs
My balls
Infra-kernel
Supra-sternal
Epidermal
Exothermal

In the journals
I've got body hair, man
I've got body hair, man
See it and despair, man
I tell ya, it isn't fair, man
I've keratin underwear, man
I've got body hair

Like an'
Alpaca
Backpacker
Chewbacca
Hairy wookie
What a trog
What a hog
Sheepdog
Or saluki
Renal
Rectal
Retinal
In my ova
Scapula
Fibula
Jugular
It's all over
Lumbar
Thumb, ah
Tongue, urh
Filament'ry
Aliment'ry
Element'ry
Ev'ry entry

Hairy kiri
I've got body hair, man
I've got body hair, man
Pelt just like a bear, man
Coiffure's beyond repair, man
It's how I will pay my fare, man
I've got body hair


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Tangledwood
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 06:54 PM

Nice one Freda. :)

Tibooburra - it's in the middle of nowhere, who'd want to go there once, let alone TWICE!

sandra (inner-city bird)


A local pilot I knew when I lived in Broken Hill often had to overnight in Tibooburra, a town of just a handful of people and two pubs. He said that if you had a beer in one pub it was then necessary to go over the road and have one at the other pub, then keep alternating, in order to avoid offending anybody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 11:52 PM

Very nice, Freda. I think I found a pubic hair version, too - but let's not go there......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian vers
From: Rowan
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 12:13 AM

Thanks, Joe.

The collation I sent you had the words as posted by John in Brisbane, above.

With regard to the two suggested amendments, it's a long time since I've heard it sung but my memory concurs with Bob the Postman's suggestion that
"Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the feller"
Is correct.

Having listed to the YouTube video linked by Joe I suspect there are at least a couple of discrepancies between text an audio but my brain isn't quite quick enough this afternoon.

Also
But as for the twice-mentioned "Tibooburra," what do I do?

The YouTube video has it twice so I suspect we go with that but I recall being a bit excited, when I first heard the song not long after it was first performed, that it mentioned Korumburra (pron. Kur'rumbur'ra); my father's family came from there. But I'll allow I might have created this as a memory.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian verses
From: Tangledwood
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 04:28 AM

Maybe Tibooburra was a slip by the singer; maybe it was written that way when running out of rhymes. When hearing the song how many would notice anyway?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian verses
From: GUEST,Phil Alexander
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 05:07 AM

If you liked that "Body Hair" set of lyrics, you can hear it here:

Body Hair on YouTube

..and I'm off to a recording studio in an hour or two to get it done properly :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Been Everywhere-Australian verses
From: freda underhill
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 09:23 AM

The man himself! fantastic!

Joe, this song's about being everywhere but

...thanks for not going there...

:-)


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