Keep The Kettle Boiling II

greg champion

1.
well I’m going up to the North West corner
where they mine the opal stone
four hundred miles from Port Augusta
into the wild unknown
you could make your fortune in a week
or be a long time gone
but if you keep the kettle boiling then
I’ll try not to be too long
2.
well I’m bound for Channel country
to the station at Nardoo
and all the while I’m gone I’ll write
letters of love to you
the boss says if the rains come
I’ll be needed there till June
But if you keep the kettle boiling, then
I’ll try to be back soon
3.
well I used to be a railway man
on the Parachilna line
and I still have some friends out there
I’d like to see some time
but never did I meet a girl
not near as sweet as you
and if you keep the kettle boiling then
I’ll come back to you
4.
out along the West McDonnells where
the wedgetail takes to flight
and Namatjira revelled in
his purple desert light
I’m bound to lie beneath a sky
Of deepest widest blue
But if you keep the kettle boiling then
My heart will stay with you