"'Neath the gumtrees by the roadway,
As the sun goes down outback
I lay at rest in peaceful reverie,
Then I thought of all the songs I'd sung
About the outback track,
And that is how this vision came to me."
"The first Tuesday of November, every year it is the same
Every Aussie heart is beating with the excitement of the game
For they bet on dream or fancy or the forms they've followed up
From a dollar up to thousands on the famous Melbourne Cup"