Words & Music: Pat Drummond (3.36)
For Cindy Maree Dunford and Tony Summers
Datelines; The Golden Dog Hotel, Glenreagh, NSW
28/8/96 and Forster, NSW 1/9/96
She had golden tresses and a pure white
and there was satin down the seams.
She was ever the light of her daddy's eye
but tonight she was his Queen.
And she seemed to shine just like an opal mined
out of every miner's dreams.
Lightning Ridge has got an Opal Queen.
Lord, she's the toast of the social
It was an FJ Bonnet that they put her up on
and it was ninety in the shade;
and they rolled her on down through the red dirt
through the middle of the big parade.
Now it's ten years later and she's working as the
up here in Glenreagh;
Just a snow white dress in a faded photo
Chorus; Everybody's got a dream, it's
It may not seem that much to you,
but you are wrong if think
the song belongs to the chosen few.
The passion and the power and the hope and the
are written in the lines of the average
You may never know just what a moment means,
Till you look at it through someone else's
Now he still talks about the year that The Hawks
won fourteen on the trot.
He was the fullback then, a much younger
and, Lord, that team was hot!
He talks with pride of the runaway try
when the crowd cried out his name
and it's just football boots in a faded photo
So every year we come up here
and we kid ourselves we're stars.
We watch from the wings while the pretty young
take home all the Gold Guitars!
The Old Folks talk about the last good tour
and the fleeting face of fame.
It's just cowboy boots in a faded photo
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