The Night Slim Dusty Played In My Hometown

Lyrics

I remember with my Dad so many years ago
We got some tickets to the Slim Dusty show
He was touring with his country band, the word had got around
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

I was raised on on country music
Dad always followed Slim
I listened to his records and I dreamed to be like him
Country towns and concerts, a life of travelling 'round
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

The night Slim Dusty played in my hometown
I can still remember people came from miles around
To hear that timeless music
That Australian country sound
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

He humbly walked on stage in his old Akubra hat
R.M. Williams boots, Slim Dusty guitar strap
And he played that old Martin
What a beautiful sound
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

There were farmers with their families, truckers, tradies, business suits
Old folks by the bus load, kids in hats and cowboy boots
The atmosphere electric, they sang every song out loud
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

The night Slim Dusty played in my hometown
I can still remember people came from miles around
To hear that timeless music
That Australian country sound
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

Slim's ballads and his stories, what a legendary life
I always loved those moments when he sang songs with his wife
Dad and me met Joy and Slim while the band were packing down
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

Australia's King of Country loved to sing of who we are
He was more just like our mate than some country music star
He'll always be remembered
Wish he was still around
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

The night Slim Dusty played in my hometown
I can still remember people came from miles around
To hear that timeless music
That Australian country sound
That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

That night Slim Dusty played in my hometown

© 2017 Steve Grace

Cheyne Grace

Byron Bay, NSW, 2481