Sing Australia Lyrics - John Denver

John Denver Higher Ground cover art
writers: Bob Marley
release date: 1988
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 4:41
composer: John Denver
lyricist: John Denver
I come to Australia as many people do
To see the old koala, hitch a ride on a kangaroo
To hear somebody call me mate
And call somebody blue
To hear an aborigine play a digereedoo

Some of you came as prisoners two centuries ago
Some of you come as kings and queens, your blessing to bestow
Some of you stand all swelled with pride,
Some with shattered wings
But all of us come with open hearts to hear Australia sing.

In the deserts, in the cities, in the mountains, and in the sea
In the stories, and in the people
I can hear Australia sing

Verses 3 & 4:

Waltzing Matilda, the men of Galipoli
Clancy of the over flow, Crocodile Dundee
The myth of all creation, the teaching of Baiame
The legends of the dream time for all eternity

In this celebration of a brief two hundred years
The cost to build a nation in blood and sweat and tears
And if we stand divided, divided we will fall
But if we stand together, we shall conquer all

Repeat Chorus

Sing Australia, Sing Australia, Sing Australia, Sing Australia
In the sails of Sydney Harbor
I can hear Australia sing

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Vinyl 1
  • 1 Higher Ground
  • 2 Home Grown Tomatoes
  • 3 Whispering Jesse
  • 4 Never a Doubt
  • 5 Deal with the Ladies
  • 6 Sing Australia
  • 7 Country Girl in Paris
  • 8 For You
  • 9 All This Joy
  • 10 Falling Leaves (the refugees)
  • 11 Bread and Roses
  • 12 Alaska and Me