IT’S AN Australian thing …
Can you call yourself Australian if you’ve never sung the Boys from the Bush in chorus with Lee Kernaghan?
Vegemite fingers, meat pies, beach cricket and Christmas flies are experiences most of us think of as exclusively Australian. But can you call yourself a real Aussie if you’ve never swayed to Daryl Braithwaite’s Horses, belted out Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Matilda or tapped your boots in time to Lee Kernaghan’s the Boys from the Bush?
Betcha more of us know the Boys from the Bush chorus than the second verse of the national anthem.
The song that made Lee famous, not just in the bush, but around the nation, is the one he brings to every performance. And at this year’s Gympie Music Muster, he’ll inevitably sing it with the backing of the entire audience. Twenty five years of singing this song and no-one gets tired of listening to it, or the story it tells of life on a station and the weekends spent in town.
There’ll be a chance to break into song with thousands of ‘boys from the bush’ that will be back in town on main stage Muster Friday, this August, with Lee on guitar, rocking his black hat more than two decades after he made it the nation’s #1 song. It’s an Australian thing.