|Stringybark and Greenhide|
sing of a commodity, it's one that will not fail
mean the common oddity, the mainstay of Australia;
it is a precious thing, for commerce it increases,
stringybark and greenhide
can beat it all to pieces.
Stringybark and Greenhide - that will never fail ya
Stringybark and Greenhide - the mainstay of Australia
you travel on the road and chance to stick in
avoid a bad capsize you must unload your cargo;
to pull your dray about I do not see the force on,
a bit of greenhide and hook another horse on.
you chance to take a dray, and break your leader's traces,
a bit of greenhide to mend your broken places;
is a useful thing, all that you require,
another thing, when you want a fire.
you want to build a hut to keep out wind and weather
will make it snug and keep it well together;
if it's used by you, will make it all the stronger,
if you tie it with greenhide it's sure to last the longer.
to this golden land, never fear of failure,
you've got such useful things as these in fair Australia;
stringybark and greenhide will never, never fail ya,
and greenhide - the mainstay of Australia.