Slim's Been Here Before


Slim's Been Here Before

Words and music by Steve Grace

I've been travelling round this country for such a long time now
I’d say I’ve done a million miles or more
And every town I come to I set up for a show
I get that feeling Slim’s been here before

From Kempsey to Kalgoorlie, Gundagai to Marble Bar
I’ve sung in all those old time country halls
Built in memory of the ANZAC’s after the great war
In every town Slim’s been here before

From the workers club in Tamworth to the Sydney Opera House
Charters Towers to the Isa Rodeo
He sang his songs to country people since 1944
In every town Slim’s been here before 

You’ll never be forgotten mate you’ve done Australia proud
That boy from Nulla Nulla Creek sure lived his life out loud
The son of Dan Kirkpatrick knew what he was living for
And every town I travel to Slim’s been here before

From Halls Creek down to Hobart, from Cooktown to Kintore
The Plains of Peppimenarti across the endless Nullarbor
From Townsville to Toowoomba to the Tenterfield Town Hall
Every town I come to Slim’s been here before 

Birdsville to Billinudgel, Broken Hill to Naracoorte
The RSL in Rocky, the pub at Bungandore
From Wollongong to Wagga I’ve been many times for sure
But every town Slim’s been here before

You’ll never be forgotten mate you’ve done Australia proud
That boy from Nulla Nulla Creek sure lived his life out loud
The son of Dan Kirkpatrick knew what he was living for
And every town I travel to Slim’s been here before

Kununurra to Katoomba to the old Morella Hall
Every town Slim’s been here before

North Gregory Pub in Winton, Warrnambool to Tocumwal
Every town Slim’s been here before

From Charleville to Childers and the Appletree Creek Hall
He sure got around
Slim’s been here before
Yeah Slim’s been here before

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Cheyne Grace

Byron Bay, NSW, 2481