Something I have been working on for a while. One of the challenges on FarRiders is to try visit all the towns mentioned in the song “I’ve Been Everywhere Man” written by Geoff Mack in 1959.
Below are the words to the song. 94 towns are mentioned in the song but he hadn’t been to O0dnadatta. He was on his way there.
Well, I was humpin’ my bluey on the dusty Oodnadatta road,
When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load.
Spoken “If you’re goin’ to Oodnadatta, mate, um, with me you can ride.”
So I climbed in the cabin and I settled down inside.
He asked me if I’d seen a road with so much dust and sand, I said
“Listen, mate, I’ve travelled ev’ry road in this here land.”
Cos “I’ve been everywhere, man,
I’ve been everywhere, man.
‘Cross the deserts bare, man;
I’ve breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I’ve had my share, man.
I’ve been ev’rywhere.
Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba,
Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah,
Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla,
Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla,
Darwin, Gin Gin, Millaquin, Muckadilla,
Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla,
I’m a killer.
Spoken “Yeah but listen here, mate, have you been to…”
I’ve been to Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo,
Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo,
Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne,
Lithgow, Casino, Brigalow and Narromine,
Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wangarella,
Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I’m the feller.
Spoken “Yeah, I know that, but have you been to…”
I’ve been to Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby,
Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi,
Yarra Yarra, Boroondara, Wallangarra, Turramurra,
Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra,
Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta,
Parramatta, Wangaratta*, Coolangatta, what’s the matter?
Spoken “Yeah, look that’s fine, but how about…”
I’ve been to Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat,
Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captain’s Flat,
Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween,
Terry Hills, Stockinbingal, Collaroy and Narrabeen,
Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly,
Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly, don’t be silly.
I’ve been here, there, ev’rywhere, I’ve been ev’rywhere.
Spoken “Okay, mate, you’ve been ev’ry place except one,
and ya don’t need my help t’get there.”
So below are the photo’s of the places I have been to….
49 down 44 to go + 1 (Oodnadatta)
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