"Home Among The Gum Trees" as written by and Robert Brown Wally Johnson....


By B. Brown/W. Johnson


I've been around the world

A couple of times or maybe more

I've seen the sights, I've had delights

On every foreign shore

But when my mates all ask me

The place that I adore

I tell them right away


Give me a home among the gumtrees

With lots of plum trees

A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo

A clothesline out the back

Verandah out the front

And an old rocking chair


You can see me in the kitchen

Cooking up a roast

Or Vegemite on toast

Just you and me, a cup of tea

And later on, we'll settle down

And go out on the porch

And watch the possums play


There's a Safeways up the corner

And a Woolies down the street

And a brand new place they've opened up

Where they regulate the heat

But I'd trade them all tomorrow

For a little bush retreat

Where the kookaburras call


Some people like their houses

With fences all around

Others live in mansions

And some beneath the ground

But me I like the bush you know

With rabbits running round

And a pumpkin vine out the back





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"Home Among the Gumtrees" as written by Walter Edward Johnson Robert Alexander Brown

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    General CommentBasically, it's about a man who loves and is proud of his home, the country he lives in(Australia) and the relaxed lifestyle of Australia.
    It means alot to me.
    gumtreebeachon October 09, 2008   Link

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