I Came To A Western Island

This Archie Fisher song was a favourite of the crowd when Paul would sing it.  I think he performs it still…

 

I came to a western island as far as a man can walk is my land
Cleared ten acres and a house I build, into the side of the hill

One cow and a lean-to bier, a spring close by and a driftwood fire
A clear view of the settin’ sun and 12 gauge hammer gun

I keep sheep, I fish deep water in a high bowed boat called the Neptune’s daughter
She will ride any western gale and can carry a stack of sails

Some nights when the bright lights flicker I sail to the mainland for my liquor
I haven’t got a woman to call my own but I never wake up alone

A man needs to fell the ground and wind to tell him that the world spins round
To watch the stars and taste the sea, and woman to keep him free

I came to a western island as far as a man can walk is my land
Cleared ten acres and a house I build, into the side of the hill

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