OOAREE CREEK ~ by Toolijooa in New South Wales
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Ooaree – Ooaree – Ooaree Creek –
Evocative so of the Australian bush;
Dimpling and glancing and glinting you flow
In the south of the Great South Land.

Ooaree – Ooareee – Ooaree Creek –
What a lovesome burden you bear,
As paper barks ghostly gleam on your banks
Your brown waters rush on to Shoalhaven.

Ooaree – Ooaree – Ooaree Creek –
The chuckle of water or dark Myall?
Who can know today as they take their joy
On the banks forlorn of the little river.

Ooaree – Ooaree – Ooaree Creek –
when I first heard that name in Old England
I knew I must seek to know it full well,
Of such power is its haunting refrain.

Ooaree – Ooaree – Ooaree Creek –
Sing with me legends of Dreamtime,
Native green and brown land long lost
Yet remembered for ever in this refrain –

Ooaree – Ooaree – Ooaree – oo –
Ooaree – Ooaree – Ooaree – ar –
Ooaree – Ooaree – Ooaree – ee –
Ooaree – O0aree – Ooaree Creek.


 

As best I can tell Ooaree Creek lies north and West of Gerringong, perhaps 20 Km North of Toolijooa.

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