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THE DIAMANTINA DROVER – (Redgum)

The faces in the photograph are faded
And I can’t believe he looks so much like me
For it’s been ten long years today
Since I left for old cork station
Saying, I wont back ‘till the
Droving’s done

Chorus :

For the rain never falls on the
Dusty diamantina
The drover finds it hard to change his mind
For the years have surrely gone
Like the drays from old cork station
And I won’t be back ‘till droving’s done

It seem like the sun comes up
Each morning
Sets me up and then takes it all away
For the dreaming by the light
Of the campfire at night
Ends with the burning light of the day

Chorus :

I sometimes think I’ll settle back
In Sydney
But it’s been so long and it’s
Hard to change your mind
For the cattle trail goes on and on
And fences roll forever
And I won’t be back when the
Droving’s done