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​We've Done Us Proud

This song is by Slim Dusty and appears on the compilation album The Very Best of Slim Dusty (1998).

We've done us proud to come this far,
Down through the years to where we are,
Side by side, hand in hand, we've lived and died,
For this great land, we've done us proud.

I sailed the seas in search of freedom,
I tilled the soil for seed to grow,
I built the fences to hold the cattle,
I mined the earth in search of gold.

I sheared the sheep of golden fleeces,
I formed the union, to win fair pay,
I built a railroad to cross the country,
I fought a war for the countrys sake.

We've done us proud to come this far
Down through the years to where we are
Side by side, hand in hand, we've lived and died,
For this great land, we've done us proud

I kept a home and raised a family,
I taught your children as if my own,
I painted pictures to show the beauty,
I wrote the stories to keep the flame.

We've done us proud to come this far
Down through the years to where we are
Side by side, hand in hand, we've lived and died,
For this great land, we've done us proud

(We've done us proud) I worked the factory,
(To come this far) I worked the land,
(Two hundred years) I built the houses,
(To where we are) I baked the plan,

(Side by Side) I drive the highway,
(Hand in Hand) I right the wrong,
(We've lived and died) I reach for glory,
(For this great land) I sing the songs,
(We've done us proud).

(To come this far) To come this far,
(Two hundred years) Two hundred years,
(To where we are) To where we are,
(Side by side) Side by side.

(Hand in Hand) Hand in Hand,
(We've lived and died)

Written by:

Graeme Connors