Canberra is Calling to You - Jack Lumsdaine

Title:
Canberra is Calling to You - Jack Lumsdaine
Category:
NFSA ID:
584367
Year:
1938
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A song written and performed by Jack Lumsdaine celebrating Australia's capital city, Canberra.

Lyrics

Like a jewel so rare in a setting that’s fair

A city of white was born

With its gardens of blooms and its fair perfumes

That greet each sunny morn

Australia’s creation the heart of a nation

‘Neath azure skies of blue

Wherever you are, be it near of far

Canberra’s calling to you

Rolling Plains of the south land

Vast and wide and free

Wind swept grass waving restless

Green as the mighty sea

Our great Commonwealth Australia

Founded her new home

From God’s good earth there came the birth

Of our Capital our own

Like a jewel so rare in a setting so fair

A city of white was born

With its gardens of blooms and its fair perfumes

That greet each sunny morn

Australia’s creation the heart of a nation

‘Neath azure skies of blue

Wherever you are, be it near of far

Canberra’s calling to you

 

Composer and performer:
Jack Lumsdaine