Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty - Bullock Dung Narration

Your rating:
There is no exaggeration in this Bullock Dung Narration
There are still ole timers left that know the score
Though this present generation
Of our engine driven nation 
May not believe the way we lived, the way we lived 
So I'll try to explain it to you.

Oh the saddle and the bridle and the spurs are hanging 
All the horses turned out loose along time ago
Oh there isn't droving now the road trains have the 
And there ain't no horsemen needed at the long 

Steer bines are getting rusty and the saddle cloths are 
Saddles hanging cracked and brittle in the shed
Yes the droving mobs are lacking, no more sounds of 
stock whips cracking
And the road trains now a roarin' up where once the big 
mobs lead.

The stock routes lonely stages written down in 
history's pages
Relegated to an era of old things past
The stockmen an' the drovers are historical left over's
Yeah the trucker men has taken over
He's taken over the past.

Yes the Birdsville track been graded, though it' still 
not very shaded
And the Cooper Creek's still full of drifting sand
Or away north on the Barkley where the ringers once 
rode smartly
With the cattle far away out on the grassy tablelands.

Camp fire wood is rather scanty they're beyond the rank 
and shanty
And the drovers made their fires with bullock dung
Drover's cooks where rather hampered when they tried to 
cook the damper
And their thoughts or words are better left, better 
left unsung.

Now the cattle from the byways are all rushed along the 
By the cafes for the drivers tasty snack
His thoughts are not of campfires but are more a line 
of truck tyres
As he rolls across the Marungi, the Marungi and back.

Where the rider's spurs once jangled through the lands 
swept scrubs and tangled
Out beyond Newcastle's waters to the west
Now the diesel fumes are heavy from the big trucks 
nightly revving
Though I think the set of camp fires some how suits me 

The old drover is now zero and the trucker is the hero, 
Of this younger generation now it seems,
But my thoughts are with the bridle and the stock whips 
hanging idle,
I can only go a drovin' now, a drovin' in my dreams.

For the spurs no longer jangle, saddle straps are in a 
And the green eye ropes are dry and hard as wood,
Yeah, the saddles and the bridles and the stock whips 
hanging idle 
Tell the story oh, much better, so much better than I 

Get this song at:


Author: ?

Composer: ?

Publisher: ?


Language: English

Share your thoughts

This form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

0 Comments found