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Slim Dusty : Mechanised Swaggies lyrics

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Slim Dusty lyrics : "Mechanised Swaggies"

I'm a mechanised swaggie in a Kenworth T950
I haul big freight across the paddock to Perth
Me an' my girl share the wheel and the berth

We can make it in 48 hours, from Sydney.

I used to like hearing my dad tell of the depression

Lookin' for work and getting' knocked back
Shouldered his swag and took to the track
Remembers each camp and every good cook on the stations


The times have changed old timer
The years have passed you by

Some things never alter at all,
Let me tell you why


The dusty roads you tramped are now all highways
The road camp now, a sleeper camp
The billy of tea, a quick coffee we drank.

I live on the road, I'm the mechanised swaggie of this day
(let's go now)


[Instrumental]

Yeah things have changed old timer

And yet they're still the same
The swaggies old tradition lives on
In the truckin' game


Cause I'm a mechanised swaggie in a Kenworth T950
Checkin' the gauges and the axel weights

Listening to the sound of the Jacob's brake
We live on the road, we're the mechanised swaggies of this day
Hey!


I'm a mechanised swaggie in a Kenworth T950
I haul big freight across the paddock to Perth

Me an' my girl share the wheel and the berth
We live on the road, we're the mechanised swaggies of this day
Hey!


[Instrumental]


(And put the Jacob's brake on now)

[From his album: “Makin' a Mile”

Written and Composed: Joy McKean
Transcribed: Marten Busstra 2011]

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