Rai Thistlewayte – I Am Australian tab
Title: I Am Australian Artist: The Seekers http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/4567/ Chords added by: H. de Ruyter de Wildt C F C I came from the dream-time, From the dusty red-soil plains Am F G C I am the ancient heart, The keeper of the flame F G Am I stood upon the rocky shores, I watched the tall ships come. C F G C For forty thousand years I've been, The first Australian C F C I came upon the prison ship, Bowed down by iron chains Am F G C I fought the land, endured the lash, And waited for the rains F G Am I'm a settler, I'm a farmer's wife, On a dry and barren run, C F G C A convict, then a free man, I became Australian C F C I'm the daughter of a digger, Who sought the mother lode. Am F G C The girl became a woman, On the long and dusty road. F G Am I'm a child of the Depression, I saw the good times come, C F G C I'm a bushie, I'm a battler, I am Australian. C C. C F C We are one, but we are many, C Em Am G C And from all the lands on earth we come. Em Am F C We'll share a dream and sing with one voice, F C Am G C G C "I am, you are, we are Australian" C F C I'm a teller of stories, I'm a singer of songs, Am F G C I am Albert Namatjira, And I paint the ghostly gums. F G Am I'm Clancy on his horse, I'm Ned Kelly on the run, C F G C I'm the one who waltzed Matilda, I am Australian. C F C I'm the hot wind from the desert, I'm the black soil of the plains, Am F G C I'm the mountains and the valleys, I'm the drought and flooding rains. F G Am I am the rock, I am the sky, The rivers when they run, C F G C The spirit of this great land, I am Australian. C C. C F C We are one, but we are many, C Em Am G C And from all the lands on earth we come. Em Am F C We'll share a dream and sing with one voice, F C Am G C G C "I am, you are, we are Australian" F C Am G C G C "I am, you are, we are Australian"