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New Life, New Love

Henry Lawson, 1903

All Around Down Under, 1989

The breezes blow on the river below,
And the fleecy clouds float by
And I mark how the dark green gum trees match
The bright blue dome of the sky
The grass is green where rains have been
And the earth is bare and brown,
And I see the things that I used to see
In the days ere my heart was down

I've seen the light in the long dark night
Brighter than stars or moon
I've lost the fear of the winter drear
And the sadness of afternoon
Here let us stand while I hold your hand
With the light on your golden hair
I feel the things that I used to feel
In the days ere my heart was dead

The storms are by and my lips are dry
The old wrong rankles yet
Sweetheart or wife, I must take new life
From your red lips warm and wet
So let it be, you may cling to me
There is nothing on earth to dread
For I'll be the man that I used to be
In the days ere my heart was dead

Transcribed from the singing of Martyn Wyndham-Read by Garry Gillard


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