Eliza Jay

Eliza Jay

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Wimmera Willy Willy

Written By: Joy Elizabeth Robson

Wimmera Willy Willy

G-P-S guides the big wheels over dust bowls day and night.
Dry seeding spreads some hope across our long and weary plight.
Through toil and fears, dry endless years, we stand etched by wind and sand,
On this, our precious earthen tract of merciless, Wimmera land.

Another year of drought is just another nearer rain.
Our mortal souls cry out to view the fields of rolling grain.
We brush away more flies and sweat from burnt and weary brow.
And swear aloud this bloody drought, sure as hell won’t get us now!

Whispers of our fathers’ past lie deep within our veins,
The legacies they echo, are entwined in this terrain.
A restless wind gust stirs the land, dust plumes twist upon its charge.
Willy Willy swirls caressing shimmering mirage.

Another year of drought is just another nearer rain.
Our mortal souls cry out for soaking rains to quench our pain.
To Hell with all despair and endless dust upon the air,
I know this drought, will be flooded out, by wind and driving rain!

The auger stands in silhouette against a sundown sky,
Cockies screech a last tirade as dusk falls on their cry.
An empty, roasted silo reflects the sun’s last curtain call,
Beside crackled dam and empty tank, awaits long-due rains to fall.

Another year of drought is just another nearer rain.
Our mortal souls cry out to view the fields of rolling grain.
From dust bowl to green haven, it’s past time to quench our pain.
This bloody drought, will be driven out, by thunder, wind and rain!

This bloody drought, will be driven out, by thunder, wind and rain!

Words and Music by Joy Elizabeth Robson (“Eliza Jay”), Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Copyright 2007.