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Lyrics and Music: Harry Robertson

Voices loudly in the bar
Ah, drinking hard in Sydney town
To the music that is playing
Bottoms up and liquor down.

Sorrow not ye friends of mine
When ye have deeply drained the cup
For the night has gone, grey is the dawn,
And if you’re down then I’ll help ye up.

Ah, the moments rich and rare
Gathered in the salt and tears
Lost again on wings of maudlin
Blowing bleak on nights of beer.


Friendship laced with glass and jug
May not cease but will shorten life
But the pleasure that it brings me
Tips the scales against the strife.


Should the scales e’re cease to rock
Worried down with care and strife
And by chance this path you’re walking,
Just remember, “Such Is Life”.


© Harry Robertson, and subsequently ©1995 Mrs Rita Robertson, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
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