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This Bit of the World Belongs to Us
by Dryblower Murphy

Staunch Secessionists are we one and each and all,
Loyal to our dear adopted land,
'Neath the Single Star
We united are
One in speech and one in heart and hand.
Peopled by the Pioneers who trod the lonely track,
In the glorious days of old,
And where the Pioneers
Toiled within the yester-years,
What we've won we mean to have and hold.

CHORUS
We're following the flag of West Australia, Western Australia
The same old songs the same old speech
Dear Old Groper Land is Good Enough for Each
We'll all stand together boys if the east wants a flutter or a fuss
And we're Hanging Out the sign from the Leeuwin
to the line "This Bit of the World Belongs to us!"
Federal Politicians came and had their little say,
Trying hard to pull the other leg;
But they wept and wailed,
and like the boy they failed,
Who tried to teach his gran to suck an egg.
As Lincoln in the long ago remarked in Yankee-land,
"You can't fool the people all the time";
But we saw them vamoose
When the 'gropers cooked their goose
So let us sing the good Secession rhyme

CHORUS

We're following the flag of West Australia, Western Australia
The same old songs the same old speech
Dear Old Groper Land is Good Enough for Each
We'll all stand together boys if the east wants a flutter or a fuss
And we're hanging out the sign-
from the Leeuwin to the Line -
"This Bit of the World Belongs to us!"

[Battye Library, Acc 1801A]


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