On the Queensland Railway Lines

Matilda's Mob. Carl Evensen and Brian Dunnett - vocals

On the Queensland railway lines,
There are stations where one dines,
Private individuals
Also run refreshment stalls

Bogan-Tungan, Rollingstone,
Mungar, Murgon, Marathon(e),
Garthanungra, Pinkenba,
Wanko, Yaamba; ha, ha, ha!

Males and females, high and dry
Hang around at Durikai;
Boora-Mugga, Djarawong,
Giligulgul, Wonglepong.

Pies and coffees, baths and showers,
Are supplied at Charters Towers;
At Mackay the rule prevails
Of restricting showers to males.

Iron rations come in handy,
On the way to Dirranbandi,
Passengers have died of hunger,
During halts at Garatdunga.

Lets us toast before we part,
Those who travel stout at heart,
Drunk or sober rain or shine,
On the Queensland railway lines.


This song was written by Brisbane Realist Writers' Group (1959). German Folk Tune. First published  in "Qld. Centenary Pocket Songbook"

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