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Put a Light In Every Country Window

Don Henderson

All Around Down Under, 1989

Miners tunnel to feed the fires at Wangi
Others scrape the brown coal at Yallourn
Turbine blades are yielding to the tumbling tons of Eildon
And the Snowy will be finished before long

Put a light in every country window
High-speed pumps where now the windmills stand
Get in and lay the cable so that one day we’ll be able
To have electricity all over this wide land

The little farms and giant outback stations
They all are mechanised today
For milking cows and shearing sheep to do it fast and do it cheap
Electrically is the modern way

The old Coolgardie and the red-hot woodstove
They all have seen their day at last
For now the ice and fire that is coming on the wire
Has made them all relics of the past

Transcribed from the singing of Danny Spooner by Garry Gillard

Garry Gillard | New: 3 November, 2010 | Now: 11 February, 2017