Charleville
Slim Dusty Lyrics


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Well I met her at a disco in the School of Arts Hotel,
The kind of place that some girls won′t attend,
The moon shone over Edwards Street and later I could tell,
I'd never be a lonely man again.

In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
There′s a pretty little woman says she'll say I will,
In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will.

We′re gonna have a wedding cake that's twenty layers high,
And fifteen hundred family and friends,
We′ll cook ourselves a dozen lambs and drink the district dry,
Then whip around the hat and start again.

In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will
In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will.

Well I've seen Girls in Paris to humble any man,
I've seen Earls embarrassed by models in Milan,
But I′ve seen enough to know the only girl I need to see
And she′s waiting back in Charleville for me.

In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will
In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will

In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)




In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Slim Dusty's "Charleville" are a love song, written about a woman the singer met at a disco in the School of Arts Hotel. Despite the fact that the kind of girls he usually met wouldn't attend such a place, the moon shone over Edwards Street that night, and the singer knew he wouldn't be lonely anymore. The song speaks of a love so strong that the singer proposes marriage, and of a future life together in which they will celebrate their love surrounded by friends and family.


The lyrics are simple, but they tell a heartfelt story of love and commitment. The singer expresses his love for his hometown of Charleville and for the woman who has captured his heart. The song captures the excitement and joy of finding true love, and the hope, promise and commitment of the future together.


Line by Line Meaning

Well I met her at a disco in the School of Arts Hotel,
I first laid eyes on her at a party thrown at a particular hotel where some ladies tend to avoid.


The kind of place that some girls won′t attend,
It's not the most likely hangout spot for most women.


The moon shone over Edwards Street and later I could tell,
The light from the moon illuminated the street where she and I met, a moment that made me fortunate enough to never see myself lonely again.


I'd never be a lonely man again.
That fateful meeting was enough for me to know that I would never have to spend another moment alone.


In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
Right in the town of Charleville, where I've found love.


There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will,
There's a lovely lady who has agreed to take my hand in marriage.


We′re gonna have a wedding cake that's twenty layers high,
We plan to have a grand celebration with a towering cake, surrounded by a massive group of people.


And fifteen hundred family and friends,
We're expecting a massive number of guests to come and share our joy, including many family members and close friends.


We′ll cook ourselves a dozen lambs and drink the district dry,
We'll have a feast, featuring as many as a dozen lambs cooked to perfection, coupled with an abundance of drink that will leave the entire district thirsty.


Then whip around the hat and start again.
After the party is over, we'll pass around a hat and start collecting funds for our future plans, including another potential celebration.


Well I've seen Girls in Paris to humble any man,
I've seen some beautiful women in some of the most romantic places in the world and they were beautiful enough to make any man feel small.


I've seen Earls embarrassed by models in Milan,
Even noblemen can be caught off guard by how beautiful models in the fashion capital can truly be.


But I′ve seen enough to know the only girl I need to see
Despite seeing beautiful women from all walks of life, I realized that the only woman I ever truly needed was waiting for me back in Charleville.


And she′s waiting back in Charleville for me.
My love is anxiously awaiting my return back in the town where we first met and fell in love, making Charleville the only place I need to be.


In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
My heart belongs to Charleville, where I found the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with.


There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will
I'm proud to say that I'm in love with a beautiful woman who has agreed to go through life together, saying 'I will' every step of the way.


In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
Charleville, the place where I finally found my soulmate, an experience that makes it the most important place in my life.


In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
In Charleville, where the woman I'm in love with resides, the town where I found true happiness.


In Charleville (in Charleville), in Charleville (in Charleville)
Charleville, the place where I'll start a new chapter with the woman I love in my arms and in my heart.


There's a pretty little woman says she′ll say I will.
I'm grateful to have found the person who makes my life complete, a beautiful, loving woman who has agreed to walk down the aisle with me, saying 'I will' when I ask her to be mine forever.




Writer(s): Donald Walker

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Comments from YouTube:

@kelliepriestley6120

My Mum and Dad home town, good ole Charleville.

@stephentaege6255

My late father had lots of football 🏈 carnivals here Dad always held the fine citizens close to his heart ❤️ very friendly town 👍🤠 cheers Stephen 🐨🐨🦘🦘✌️

@sliobutros6664

Great man that I can never stop listening to his great songs 👏👏👏👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

@dalefisher1316

A magnificent Don Walker written song. Sung here by Don and Slim Dusty.

@markmartin6083

Love it you rock slim

@mickeybrennan8775

Happy 96 Birthday Champion for tomorrow 13 June 2023 🎸 Love you Buddy, Mickey 😉

@Bob_1900

My home town. The pub at 0:15 could be the Charleville Hotel, corner of Wills st and Alfred st.

@tank6600

I live in Charleville on Edward Street down the road from the school of art😂

@judycopelin9283

Love this song ❤️

@adlap0152

I wonder why this video was re-uploaded? Great song, and great video nevertheless!

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