New Song – Mooloolaba



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I decided a few months ago that any new songs I wrote would be happy. It’s too easy to be miserable.

Anyway I used to be in a band in Canberra in the early 80’s with a wonderful character we vcalled Uncle Don – we called him that because he was significantly older than us. He was a resourceful dude who built his own pedal steel guitar out of wood, scrap metal and car parts and he was a colorful addition to our already colorful country-rock band.

He comes to Qld every year to escape the Canberra winter with his wife, Jill.  Last year we were sharing a few beers and reminisces and fooling around with the chorus of a song, deciding to write one each. Here’s my paean to the wonderful Mooloolaba beach.

I had a hand from some musos all round the country – Michael Schack from Warrnambool, formerly from the Dead Livers, but still gigging around, Graeme Cameron from Melbourne, from Mike Noga and the Gentlemen of fortune, and Toni Pollard, great country, blues and swing singer, and good all round shiela.

If you like the song, tell Jimmy Buffet and ask him to record it!


Toni PollardJune 12th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Hey Bill, Wish I was on the beach with you, Good Effort, Good song, Yours truly “The Good All Round Sheila”

Brian HewittJuly 6th, 2009 at 10:27 am

An outstanding song. you need to record it!

Ron BeattieJuly 6th, 2009 at 2:10 pm


Certainly an advance to Guthries “I don’t want a pickle-I just want to ride my motor cycle” circa 1972.
OOH revoirrrrrrr!!!!


Frank EllisJuly 8th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Pity Slim and Sailor Dan have passed away . I reckon they would enjoy. Ruth’s father got Slim to record one of his songs – royalties still come in and other artists have recorded.

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