Geoff Mack - I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE

First performance: 26/07/1999


Coverinfo

 
Bruce used the song a lot as a snippet during "Light of Day" during his 1999-2000 Reunion tour.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"I've Been Everywhere" is a song which was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, and made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962. Lucky starr recorded a various of different "geographical" versions.
 
The song as originally written listed Australian towns. It was later adapted by Australian singer Rolf Harris with English and Scottish toponyms (1963) and by John Hore (later known as John Grenell) with New Zealand toponyms (1966). In 1962, the song was a number-one US country hit for Hank Snow. 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well, I was humpin' my bluey on the dusty Oodnadatta road
When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load
(Spoken) "If you're goin' to Oodnadatta, mate, um, with me you can ride."
So I climbed in the cabin and I settled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
I said "Listen, mate, I've travelled ev'ry road in this here land."

Cos "I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Cross the deserts bare, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been ev'rywhere

Been to Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba
Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah
Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla
Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla
Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla
Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla, I'm a killer

I've been to Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo
Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo
Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne
Lithgow, Casino, Brigalow and Narromine
Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wangarella
Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the feller


I've been to Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby
Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi
Yarra Yarra, Boroondara, Wallangarra, Turramurra
Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra
Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta
Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta, what's it matter?

I've been to Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat
Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captain's Flat
Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween
Terrigal, Fingal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy and Narrabeen
Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly
Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly, don't be silly

[Outro]
I've been here, there, ev'rywhere
I've been ev'rywhere

(Spoken) "Okay, mate, you've been ev'ry place except one, and ya don't need my help t'get there."