Glossary

A guide to some of the words and places from the songs.



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Alice

"I was in Alice for a day, but I didn't ever wanna stay..."
Far Away

Alice Springs

"Alice Springs is up ahead, he knows it's not far now
And the stereo is wound right up - some old country tune..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

anangu

"I know what I am, I'm an anangu man..."
Koori Man

Barrier Highway

"He whips the ute through Horrocks Pass and onto the Barrier Highway
And guns it for the rabbits all the way through
Broken Hill..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Bathurst

"From Bathurst to Katoomba, you know the Falcon's running well!"
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Broken Hill

"It seems you haven't arrived and I'm travellin' still
How come we know Chicago before Broken Hill?"
Mobile Phone Blues

Broome

Haven't you heard
There's good light in Broome
Good Light In Broome

Bulukbara

"There's a man who sets the stones, and eels that run with the moon
Swimming to the arms of a Bulukbara Man..."
Bulukbara Man

Burke

"I'll give this much to Burke, he was a man of nerve
But he couldn't pick a bushman from a cove..."
Menindee

Cable Beach

"Well when I get to Cable Beach
I'll fall right out of the truck and into the sea..."
Good Light In Broome

Cha Till Mi Tuille

"As they left old Scotland's shores
They held each others hand
While their pipers played Cha Till Mi Tuille
We'll no return again"
We'll No Return

Christmas Creek

"They'll be in from Noonkanbah, Derby, Looma, Christmas Creek
And you can bet the beer is flowing in the bar..."
Fitzroy Crossing

Cobar

"Dodgin' roos and sheep through Wilcannia onto Cobar
Pointin' east to Nyngan - where the farms and fences start..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

coolamon

"And the moon hangs like a coolamon in the sky..."
Coolamon Moon

the Cooper

"After four months of toil and trouble
From the
gulf to the Cooper we return..."
Menindee

Darwin

"He'd seen enough of the Nightcliffe, he'd had enough of his friends
if he didn't get out of Darwin, the grog'd do him in..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Darling River

"I'd much rather stay in the shade at Menindee
Where the old Darling River flows..."
Menindee

Derby

"We left the continent over Derby
And my heart fell from the plane..."
Stars

Djulpan

"Djulpangungu muduwitharana gawulunhara..."
Djulpan

Dubbo

"In Narromine or Dubbo there's nowhere to toss a swag
So Mick plants it through to Orange and the miles they just fell..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Eddie Mabo

"Eddie Mabo, you're a hero..."
Eddie Mabo

Elliott

"Shifting gears out of Elliott the country it peels back
Shedding trees all the way down south along the track..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Falcon

"He sees before him all neat and clean
An XB Falcon ute, V8 four speed..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Fitzroy Crossing

"Well I left my heart behind in Fitzroy Crossing
But I'll be going back again some day..."
Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy River

"'cause I can see that Fitzroy River in my mind
And I'm thinking about all of those good times..."
Fitzroy Crossing

Geelong

"When finally they landed in Geelong town
To the squatters they were bound..."
We'll No Return

gibber plain

"Way out here where the dead men lie and the gibber plains stretch ahead..."
He Was Born

George Street

"Well he drove around for an hour or two and couldn’t find a park
So he hung a
Uey in George Street and was back on the plains by dark..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

the gulf

"After four months of toil and trouble
From the gulf to the
Cooper we return..."
Menindee

Jabiru


"Might be
Katherine, might be Broome
Might be Darwin, or Jabiru"
Long Grass Band

Kalkadoons


"Does it run in the heart of people for freedom
The same as it flowed in the Kalkadoons?"
Secret War

Katherine

"A bogey in the Katherine river
a pie and sauce at
Mataranka..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Katoomba

"From Bathurst to Katoomba, you know the Falcon's running well!"
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Kintore

"Arralaka wilurarra Kintorelakutu
Tjamuku ngurrangka palya nyintantjaku..."

("We must go west to Kintore
We'll be right in our grandfather's country...")

Kintorelakutu (Towards Kintore)

koori

"I know what I am - I'm a koori man..."
Koori Man

kurrunpatju yungu

"Kurrunpatju yungu
Spirit comes..."
Spirit

Looma

"They'll be in from Noonkanbah, Derby, Looma, Christmas Creek
And you can bet the beer is flowing in the bar..."
Fitzroy Crossing

MacDonnell Ranges

"The MacDonnell Ranges crack the sky same time the sun goes down..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Mataranka

"A bogey in the Katherine river
a pie and sauce at Mataranka..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

MCG

"You can keep your Opera House, and your MCG
You can keep your company home, it don't mean nothin' to me..."
From The Bush

Melbourne

"I'll have rain on my shoes, please
In Melbourne town..."
Melbourne Town

Menindee

"I'd much rather stay in the shade at Menindee
Where the old
Darling River flows..."
Menindee

mulga

"So I'll see you out on the mulga and spinifex plain
Any time tjilpi I'll be coming back this way..."
Mulga And Spinifex Plain

murri

"I know what I am - I'm a murri man..."
Koori Man

Myall Creek

"A descendant of the murderers, a descendent of the slain
Met at Myall Creek and sisters they became"
Myall Creek

Narromine

"In Narromine or Dubbo there's nowhere to toss a swag
So Mick plants it through to Orange and the miles they just fell..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Nightcliffe

"He'd seen enough of the Nightcliffe, he'd had enough of his friends
if he didn't get out of
Darwin, the grog'd do him in..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Noonkanbah

"They'll be in from Noonkanbah, Derby, Looma, Christmas Creek
And you can bet the beer is flowing in the bar..."
Fitzroy Crossing

Nullarbor

"My eyes were on the road but my mind was somewhere else
When I pulled into a Nullarbor road house..."
Good Light In Broome

Nyngan

"Dodgin' roos and sheep through Wilcannia onto Cobar
Pointin' east to Nyngan - where the farms and fences start..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Opera House

"You can keep your Opera House, and your MCG
You can keep your company home, it don't mean nothin' to me..."
From The Bush

Orange

"In Narromine or Dubbo there's nowhere to toss a swag
So Mick plants it through to Orange and the miles they just fell..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Papunya


Perth

"I went trucking out of Melbourne
Back and forwards to Perth..."
Good Light In Broome

Port Augusta

"Windy Mick came back to earth on the good side of Port Augusta
The
Falcon hit the road again, on it's shock absorbers..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Queensland

"I went out to western Queensland working in the sheds
Met a girl in
Quilpie and we got wed..."
Good Light In Broome

Quilpie

"I went out to western Queensland working in the sheds
Met a girl in Quilpie and we got wed..."
Good Light In Broome

Rabbit Flat

"If you see me on the track, way out west of Rabbit Flat
You'll know which town in I'm a gonna stay..."
Fitzroy Crossing

sitdown money

"It's not funny, living on sitdown money..."
Sitdown Money

spinifex

"I'll see you out on the mulga and spinifex plain
Any time tjilpi I'll be coming back this way..."
Mulga And Spinifex Plain

Stuart Highway

"I caught the bus at 2.15, settled back with a magazine
As we rolled out on the Stuart Highway..."
Coolamon Moon

Sydney

"Up and over the great divide and there at last it spreads below
The great old Sydney urban sprawl, snoozing in a smog of grey pink dawn..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

terra nullius

"He proved that terra nullius was a lie
Took 'em all on and he won..."
Eddie Mabo

Ti-Tree

"He smelt a beer at Ti-Tree so he pulls in for a charge..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Timor Sea

"He's sneaking outta town now
Away from the Timor Sea..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Tjapwurrung

"I sing for my home
In Tjapwurrung country..."
Tjapwurrung Country

tjilpi

"I'll see you out on the mulga and spinifex plain
Any time tjilpi I'll be coming back this way..."
Mulga And Spinifex Plain

Tom Wills

"Who'd be our coach?
Tom Wills would..."
Tom Wills Would

Uey

"So he hung a Uey in George Street
And was back on the plains by dark..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Warumpinya

"Nganampa ngurra Warumpinya!"

(It's our home, Papunya!)

Warumpinya (Papunya)

Wilcannia

"Dodgin' roos and sheep through Wilcannia onto Cobar
Pointin' east to Nyngan - where the farms and fences start..."
Windy Mick and the Falcon

Wright

"To give spell-binder Wright a job just on sight
Was asking for trouble from the word go..."
Menindee

Yolngu

"Hey Yolngu boy, under the neon light
Come with me, see a brand new day..."
Yolngu Boy

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