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Tararua Ranges

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By: Tony Nolan[1]


To the tune of the Salvations Army's temperance song Away with Rum

6/8
C C G7 G7
If you stand on Lampton Quay, on Friday night then you will see
C C
Through rain and snow the trampers go
G7 C
To the Tararua Ranges
 
Chorus
C C G7 G7
A-way, a-way, with billy and pack a rollicking down the mountain track
C C
We'll all get lost and never come back
G7 C
In the Tararua Ranges
 
C C G7 G7
Hear them holler and hear them bawl as up the Marchant Ridge they crawl
C C
And all they see is nothing at all
G7 C
In the Tararua Ranges
 
C C G7 G7
Into a hut we go to sup, a dirty plate, a greasy cup
C C
The girls will have to smarten up
G7 C
In the Tararua Ranges
 
C C G7 G7
The secretary can't read or write, she eats all day and drinks all night
C C
And if she could she'd ride a bike
G7 C
In the Tararua Ranges
 
C C G7 G7
The President is old and grey, they say he's ninety-nine today
C C
He reached that age by staying away
G7 C
From the Tararua Ranges
 
C C G7 G7
The treasurer went on the bash, and drank up all the petty cash
C C
And now he's got big rocks to smash
G7 C
In the Tararua Ranges
 
C C G7 G7
The chief guide's getting old and grey, he's lost the track three times today
C C
He'll never find it anyway
G7 C
In the Tararua Ranges
 
C C G7 G7
So if you're under ninety-three, and find your life a misery
C C
You'd better come along with me
G7 C
To the Tararua Ranges

Created 2017 Jun 03 09:00

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

Page last modified on 2017 Jun 09 09:51

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