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​Things I See Around Me

This song is by Slim Dusty and appears on the album Australia Is His Name (1985).

I sing abaout the things I see around me
The beauty of Australia that surrounds me
I sing in songs about this sunburnt land
Especially for the ones who understand

I sing about the people that I know
And a song about the places where I go
When I sing about the beauty that astounds me
Oh I just sing about the things I see around me

I sing about a ringer they called Trumby
How the man from Snowy River wheeled the brumby
I sing of towns a thousand miles from here
And the poor pub that ran right out of beer

I sing about the folks that battled drought
In that hard dry country further out
When I sing about their courage that astounds me
I just singing about the folk I see around me

I sing about the old retired drover
And the transport men whose trucking days are over
I sing about the Golden Mile
And the people who are living anthill style

I sing about the hardships and the strife
The battling man must suffer in this life
When I tell you all their stories that astoune you
I just talk about the folk you see around you

I sing abaout the things I see around me
The beauty of Australia that surrounds me
I sing in songs about this sunburnt land
Especially for the ones who understand

I sing about the people that I know
And a song about the places where I go
When I sing about the beauty that astounds me
Oh I just sing about the things I see around me