I'm Going Back Again To Yarrawonga
Slim Dusty Lyrics


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I'm going back again to Yarrawonga
In Yarrawonga I'll linger longer
I'm goin' back again to Yarrawonga
Where the skies are always blue
And when I'm back again in Yarrawonga
I'll soon be stronger, then over hunger
You can have all your Tennessee and Caroline
I'm gonna get some lovin' from that mammy of mine
I'm goin' back again to Yarrawonga




To the land of the kangaroo

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Slim Dusty's song "I'm Going Back Again To Yarrawonga" speak of the singer's returning to a place called Yarrawonga. The lyrics create a mood of happiness and contentment with the singer's nostalgic longing for the place. The repetition of the line "I'm going back again to Yarrawonga" emphasizes the singer's strong desire to return to this place. The second line, "In Yarrawonga I'll linger longer," suggests the singer's intention to stay in Yarrawonga for an extended period. They do not seem to be interested in the other states that the singer mentions in the following lines.


The verse also expresses the singer's desire to be with his mammy again, emphasizing the theme of homecoming. The singer is looking forward to returning to his roots, where he feels comfortable, loved, and in his element. The song reflects Slim Dusty's love for the Australian countryside, depicting the beauty of the land and the untamed nature of kangaroos. The song's lyrics combine the joy of revisiting one's past and the pleasures of a simple rural lifestyle. The song echoes the sense of belonging, nostalgia, and longing to reconnect with one's roots.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm going back again to Yarrawonga
I am returning to Yarrawonga, the place I have been longing to visit.


In Yarrawonga I'll linger longer
I plan to stay in Yarrawonga for an extended period of time.


I'm goin' back again to Yarrawonga
I am returning to Yarrawonga, the place that brings me happiness.


Where the skies are always blue
The weather is always pleasant in Yarrawonga.


And when I'm back again in Yarrawonga
Once I have returned to Yarrawonga,


I'll soon be stronger, then over hunger
I will regain my strength and overcome any hunger I may be facing.


You can have all your Tennessee and Caroline
I have no interest in visiting Tennessee or Caroline.


I'm gonna get some lovin' from that mammy of mine
I am returning to Yarrawonga to be with my loved one, who I refer to as 'mammy'.


I'm goin' back again to Yarrawonga
I am returning to Yarrawonga, the place that feels like home.


To the land of the kangaroo
I am returning to Australia, where the kangaroo is a symbol of the country.




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Comments from YouTube:

Jack Toohey

RIP SLIM
<3

rohan lacey

great song!!

Evan Grambas

I love this song. My first girlfriend in the 1980s was from Yarrawonga...and that is where I hear this song first muchlove Jill

ec2crew

towns full of drunk fisherman. And i love it.

VINCENT MILLWOOD

Rip slim old mate I miss you

VINCENT MILLWOOD

Take me back to 1956

ruandted

Bloody hell i miss yuh mate .

Real Blinds

Where going back again to Yarrawonga!

Cinesound - Movietone Amalgamated Newsreel Productions

Incidently this song was the unoffical atheme to RAAF Beufighter squardon's in WW2

Rachel Liang S1-11

It is anthem. You misspelled it.

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