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The Land Belongs to Them a song from The Eureka Suite by John Munro

Chorus
Willie, did you see it, every now and then the gleam in the ground,
Willie did you pick it up,
Did you pick it up and keep it
Better keep it to yourself
Because the land and all it holds
Belongs to them

Willie you're an honest man
Like a banker counting someone else's gold
John so you're a shepherd now
Keeping someone else's sheep safe in the fold

From California they came
The ones who knew the secrets of the soil
For them but not for you
In spite of all the heartache and the toil

While others spread the news,
LaTrobe gave to the world the child Victoria
She bore a royal name
But Willie not for you the gold euphoria

Notes

Many thanks to John Munro for permission to add this song to the eureka150 website. John wrote this song as part of his Eureka Suite and is a member of Colcannon

Visit Colcannon's website at http://colcannon.net/