We were gamblers, we were fools chasing a star in the night;
droving gamblers, droving fools was the star just a trick of the light?

But we took the chance as gamblers must that this new star was a sign
that would lead us to the Bushman who was foretold in another time.

Were we dreamers, was it wise chasing a light in the sky?
Was there madness in our eyes?
Well you never really know until you try.

So we took the chance ...

And we left our mates by the campfire and we rolled our swags as they laughed: ‘Bet you never make it alive!’ they said. ‘Bet you ten beers we do!’ we replied.

[Instrumental verse; repeat bridge]

How could we have known that the star would lead to a boy born in a country pub,
a boy as poor as any unknown child
lost in the mallee scrub.

Norman Habel & Robin Mann © 1981


ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events