It’s Wednesday so that means that I will be showing you the simple melody for New South Wales as today’s Irish Pub Song Of The Day.

Take your time and try to figure out where you can put the melody notes into the frailing strum and when you have to use a single strike on the string to get it. Dont’ forget that you need to go right back into the frailing strum!!!

New South Wales – simple melody MP3 [Download]


Here [G]we are in [C]New South [G]Wales, shearing sheep as [C]big as [G]whales

With leather necks and [C]daggy [G]tails and hides as tough as [C]rus[D7]ty [G]nails

When [G]shearing comes, lay [C]down your [G]drums

Step to the boards you [C]brand new [G]chums

With a rah-dum, rah-dum, [C]rub-a-dub-[G]dub

We’ll send you back in the [C]lime [D7]juice [G]tub

The brand new chums and cocky sons
Fancy they’re the greatest guns
Fancy they can sheer the wool
But the beggars can only tear and pull

Although you live beyond your means
Your daughters wear no crinoleens
Nor are they bothered by boots or shoes
But live wild in the bush with the kangaroo

Home, it’s home, I’d like to be
Far from the bush and the back country
Sixteen thousand miles I’ve come
To spend my life as a shearing bum