The man that hails you Tom or Jack,And proves, by thumping on your back,His sense of your great merit,Is such a friend that one had needBe very much his friend indeedTo pardon or to bear it.
He hails from Snowy River, up by Kosciusko's side,Where the hills are twice as steep, and twice as rough;Where the horse's hoofs strike firelight from the flintstones every stride,The man that holds his own is good enough.And the Snowy River riders on the mountains make their home,Where the river runs those giant hills between;I have seen full many horsemen since I first commenced to roam,But nowhere yet such horsemen have I seen.andrew paterson
When asked what State he hails from, Our sole reply shall be, He comes from Appomattox And its famous apple tree.Miles O'Reilly
Is life worth living? Yes, so long As Spring revives the year, And hails us with the cuckoo's song, To show that she is here;