Cattlemen From The High Plains
No Capo Suggested Strumming: Pick and Strum with alternating bass strings. Intro |D |C |D |C | |A |D | || D G D You may talk of the ringer from Queensland, A The big shearing gun from the west, They are men who have proven their value, E7 A7 Whenever they're put to the test, D G D But if you ever looked to the mountains, E And the south where it snows and it rains, A Have you thought of the men from the Snowy, D And the cattlemen from the high plains. G From the high plains away above Dargo D B7 In the alps where the snow daisy grows. E Where the wild mountain herds are grazin' A7 Beneath the shadow of mountains of snow, D G D Where the cattlemen search every cranny, E When they muster at each summer's end, A In their rain batter hats and their oil skins, D From the high plains, come real cattlemen, (Chorus) G They're a part of Australia's history, D B7 Their heritage all be the same, A7 If nobody cares what is happening, D To the cattlemen from the high plains. (Intrumental) |A7 |D | || D G After one fifty years they can take it, A7 All the hardship the mountains can give, They hand onto each generation, E7 A7 Their caring, their live and let live, D G D All the steep mountain tracks and the gullies, E7 Which one knows like the palm of his hand, A7 There's no room here for too many new chums D In the mountain cattleman's land. G So I guess that you'll never believe me, D B7 When you hear what they're plannin' to do, E Down in town, mate they're writin' the law now, A7 That the man from the high plains must go, D G D Take his herds from the mountains and ridges, E7 Leave the land where his forefathers reigned, A With the sweep of the pen they want to write out, D The cattlemen from the high plains, (Chorus) G They're a part of Australia's history, D B7 Their heritage all be the same, A7 If nobody cares what is happening, D To the cattlemen from the high plains. (tag) A7 Just a bit more freedom goes with them, The cattlemen from the high... (Outro) |D |C |D G D G|D G D || ...plains.