Plains Of Peppimenarti
Slim Dusty Lyrics


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Yodel
Now I've been around Australia and I've travelled everywhere
But there's one place I really like to go
Where the land is big and wide and tall dark ringers ride
On the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows
Tough riders there of course in a truck or on a horse
And they'll really teach you things you didn't know
It's excitement to the full if you're out there chasing bulls
By the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows
And the Kangaroo still bounds on that rough and rugged ground
The ant hills and the old pandanas grow
Yes and everyday's a Sunday if you're catching Barramundi
By the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows
Yodel
(hey, hey hey)
Instrumental
Now the men out on the stock camps are the finest riders known
And they'll work four weeks without a break or spell
They're the back bone of our beef steaks
And I've mentioned this before
And it's a story that I'm always proud to tell.
May the march of time never ever bring too many changes
To a way of life you people love and prize
May the years ahead be good ones
And you never lose your customs
With old Peppimenarti Hill looking down so old and wise
And the Kangaroo still bounds on that rough and rugged ground
The ant hills and the old pandanas grow
Yes and everyday's a Sunday if you're catching Barramundi
By the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows
And the Kangaroo still bounds on that rough and rugged ground
The ant hills and the old pandanas grow




Yes and everyday's a Sunday if you're catching Barramundi
By the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows Fade

Overall Meaning

The song "Plains of Peppimenarti" by Slim Dusty is an ode to a place that the artist truly loves, a place where he can find excitement, adventure, and connection to the land. The lyrics depict the image of a vast and rugged land where Kangaroos and other wild animals still roam free. The land is painted as a place where tough riders on trucks or horses teach others about things they didn't know, and where chasing bulls brings excitement to the extreme. The song recognizes the hard work and dedication of the stockmen who work long hours, without a break, and are the backbone of the beef industry, a story that Slim is always proud to tell.


The artist wishes for the land to never change too much and for its people to never lose their valued customs. It is a place where everyday is like a Sunday when catching Barramundi on the plains of Peppimenarti where the old Moyle River flows. The song is a tribute to a way of life that is simple yet fulfilling, energetic and yet peaceful, and a place that holds a special place in the artist's heart.


Line by Line Meaning

Yodel
Introduction to the song with an upbeat yodel


Now I've been around Australia and I've travelled everywhere
The singer has explored much of Australia but has a special place he likes to go


But there's one place I really like to go
A specific location that the singer enjoys visiting


Where the land is big and wide and tall dark ringers ride
Describing the vast and open nature of the location, with cowboys riding on horseback


On the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows
Naming the location as the Plains of Peppimenarti, where a river runs through


Tough riders there of course in a truck or on a horse
The cowboys are skilled and tough, whether they are using a truck or a horse to get around


And they'll really teach you things you didn't know
Visitors can learn a lot from these expert cowboys


It's excitement to the full if you're out there chasing bulls
The thrill of chasing bulls on this location is unmatched


By the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows
Reiteration of the location, where the river is an important landmark


And the Kangaroo still bounds on that rough and rugged ground
Observing the wildlife in the area, with kangaroos hopping around


The ant hills and the old pandanas grow
Description of the flora, with ant hills and pandanas plants present


Yes and everyday's a Sunday if you're catching Barramundi
Fishing for Barramundi is so enjoyable that every day feels like a laid-back Sunday


By the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows
Reiteration of the location and the importance of the river


Yodel (hey, hey hey)
Instrumental yodeling


Now the men out on the stock camps are the finest riders known
Acknowledging the skilled cowboys who work on the cattle camps


And they'll work four weeks without a break or spell
The cowboys have a tough job and work long hours without taking a break


They're the back bone of our beef steaks
Appreciation for the important role these cowboys play in producing beef


And I've mentioned this before
The singer has expressed this sentiment previously


And it's a story that I'm always proud to tell.
The singer takes pride in telling this story about the hardworking cowboys


May the march of time never ever bring too many changes
A hope that this special place remains the same, without too much change over time


To a way of life you people love and prize
Acknowledgement of the importance of this way of life to the people who live there


May the years ahead be good ones
Hoping for a positive future for this community


And you never lose your customs
Desire for the people to hold on to their traditions and cultural practices


With old Peppimenarti Hill looking down so old and wise
Mention of a hill in the area, depicted as ancient and wise


And the Kangaroo still bounds on that rough and rugged ground
Another observation of the wildlife in the region


The ant hills and the old pandanas grow
Reiteration of the flora in the area


Yes and everyday's a Sunday if you're catching Barramundi
Emphasizing the enjoyable pastime of Barramundi fishing


By the plains of Peppimenarti, where the old Moyle River flows
Final reiteration of the location, highlighting the importance of the river


Fade
End of the song




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@gosper420tyvs7

Slim knew and respected black fulla’s and we respected and supported him in listening to his beautiful music !!! 🔥🔥🔥💚🇦🇺❤️💛🖤👍🏼

@calebstephen7414

🇦🇺💛🖤❤️

@coreywheatcroft1374

One love forever fella 🇭🇲🇭🇲

@janiskoolmatrie8510

Absolutely ♥️

@williamboney7371

If ever a musician paid his dues it was Slim.

@shaunh1642

My People's 🖤💛❤️ much love from NSW Paakantji people's darling river mob 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿

@coreywheatcroft1374

That's some beautiful souls 🇭🇲

@user-of9cf7ks9u

My people

@bigears4014

You cant get anymore australian than slim

@williamboney7371

If you want to know about Australian history,listen to Slims songs.

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