Put A Light In Every Country Window

Don Henderson


Miners tunnel to feed the fires at Wongee

Others scrape the brown coal at Yallourn

The turbine blades are yielding to the tumbling tons at Eildon

The Snowy will be finished before long


So 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 have all seen their days at last

For now the ice and fire that’s coming down the wire

Has made them relics of the past