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Choir, wattle songs & music

Turner Primary School

 Turner Primary School Students singing
at a 2011 Citizenship Ceremony in Canberra
Photo: © Brian Goggin

 

Wattle Songs

Wattle Day Song

Chorus
We're proud to wear the Green and Gold,
Live the Spirit of Australia,
We welcome Spring on Wattle Day,
From coast to coast, let's all say G'Day.

The wattle lies dormant through winter months,
Building her strength for the Spring to come,
When life bursts forth in golden sprays,
Let's get together 'round Australia and say....

At the drop of a hat we'll celebrate,
Go out in the bush with our BBQ plate,
If someone's in need, we'll help them out,
Let's get together 'round Australia and shout....

The wattle shows a way we can live our lives,
An expression of hope, through fire and flood it thrives,
By working together we can beat the odds,
Aussie friendship and courage what more could we want....

©1999 David Raff and Jan Raff, Canberra ACT Australia

Download to listen to the MP3 recording of David and Jan singing their song

 

Download to listen to the MP3 recording

If you want to purchase a CD for $AUS20.00 containing a
recording of the song and a backing track (no vocals) which
can be used to accompany children when they perform, and
a page of sheet music consisting of a melody line and guitar chords,
please contact Mr and Mrs D. J. Raff

Click here also for David & Jan Raff's sheet music for the Wattle Day Song.

 

Choir Arawang Primary SchoolT

Arawang Primary School choir- 2012

Photo: © S.D. Searle

 

Where the Wattles Bloom

You can rest at ease 'neath the blooming trees,
on a Springtime day smell the perfumed leaves.

Hear the white birds cry, see the white clouds fly,
from range to range through an azure sky.

You can find your space in the meeting place

There will always be room Where the Wattles Bloom.

See the sparkling snow, hear the river flow,
from the mountain top to the plains below.

You can find your space in the meeting place

There will always be room Where the Wattles Bloom.

Watch the heavens toss, see the silver gloss,
of the shining stars of the Southern Cross.

You can find your space in the meeting place

There will always be room Where the Wattles Bloom.

See the rainbow shawl, hear the welcome call
of the ancient home of the Ngunnawal

You can find your space in the meeting place

There will always be room Where the Wattles Bloom.

In this timeless land, there’s a welcome hand
From the white capped waves to the blood red sand.

You can find your space in the meeting place

There will always be room Where the Wattles Bloom.

 

Words and Music: Jim Williams © 2012

Download to listen to MP3 recording of Jim Williams singing his song accompanied by guitar.

Download to listen to MP3 recording of organ version (no voices)

Sheet music and words for a children's choir 

Sheet music for piano to accompany children's choir

 

 

Citizenship ceremony choir 2013 ACT
2013 Citizenship ceremony in Canberra. Ngunnawal Primary School choir singing wattle songs.
Photo: © S. D. Searle