Old Brown Boots

He had a pair of old brown boots which he handed over to me
He said son here is something in life which you can rely on
Through all the droughts and dusty land,the wet seasons
That have come and gone they will see you all they way through
From every dusk till dawn

Harsh hard bush lands on which I’ve had to muster
And the paper bark forests supplying me with shelter
I sat there with my oil skin on looking down
Yep I still got my boots on
They were there to let me see the wind rush me by
Where the wild horses and brumby’s roamed

They will be there when the fires burning and your
Still sitting there alone
Thinking about the hard days you’ve got that go on and on
They have seen many biffs and brawls between brothers
Who have fought and fathers advise depend on
I just sat back here had a beer laughed and said
At least you’ll never let me down

Even old blue who sits at the end of my bed he’s had a chew or two
They gave me the courage and strength to say g’day to your mother
The woman that I love, they kept me grounded while I watched
Her walk down the aisle
If it weren’t for these old boots you probably wouldn’t be here
They ran me from the back dirt roads the day that you were born

Through all my life they have been there now its time to pass them on
You take good care of these old boots, when you look at them
Think of me when I’m gone

I look back on my life worked all over Australia they have been
With me every day you’ll never find another pair that are as strong
They got me through all those years to the bed I’m lying on.

Old Brown Boots


Benambra, Australia

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A poem I guess about some old brown boots

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