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Lyrics: Harry Robertson
Music: Traditional Swedish
Arranged by Evan Mathieson

Twenty years on fettling — ganger on repairing line
Living in the bush camps — working overtime
Underneath the line each day — six hundred sleepers can we lay
Get into town and blow our payfettlers of the line.

As your carriage thunders by — and we catch the ladies’ eye
You can almost hear them sigh — for fettlers of the line
We’re the boys who like some fun — when our job of work is done
Look out township here we come — from fettling on the line.

On the fast main track we lay — squares of iron bark to stay
Underneath the slower line — iron rounds are fine
In the scorching sun or rain — twenty years they will remain
Safety for the speeding train — iron bark on the line


© Harry Robertson
and subsequently ©1995 Mrs Rita Robertson, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Registered with APRA/AMCOS www.apra-amcos.com.au