Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Merri

In the home of the pee wee and magpie and the black pale eyed crow
The dark Merri waters to the Pacific does flow
In and out of Lake Pertobe on by Middle Island it flows on it's way
Into the Pacific Ocean at Stingray Bay
On through the Moyne Shire Towards Warrnambool City moving dark deep and slow
How old is the Merri anyone cannot say or know
Thousands of centuries before the first people to the land now known as south west Victoria for to live came
The Merri was flowing a river without a name
In the Dreamtime Australia's first people danced their corroborees
By the river on warm Summer evenings in the shade of the trees
Since then many Seasons have come and have gone
But old Merri to the Pacific as ever flows on
In and out of Lake Pertobe to the Pacific shore
The Merri will be flowing forever more.

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