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Giovanni And Marie

As a young husband and wife Giovanni and Marie
Arrived by boat in Melbourne Australia in nineteen fifty three
From their far away City of Milan in Italy
For to begin a new life by the southern sea

In Footscray they raised their two daughters Claudia and Jo
Grandmothers now in their late fifties their physical prime more than three decades ago
With Giovanni and Marie in their early eighties the Italian accent remain
A part of the old Country that they do retain

One thing from their past that with them does stay
And will be with them till their last night and day
In their neighborhood they are well loved and well known
One can say of them they have a charm of their own

Giovanni a good husband and father loves his family and Marie his wife
He worked on the Melbourne building sites in his working life
In Footscray where they have lived for years they are growing old and gray
In love with each other and life they make the most of every day

Giovanni and Marie five decades past their physical prime
But they are enjoying life and seem unfazed by time
They do speak good English but their Italian accent with them does remain
And in them what was a loss to Milan became Footscray's gain.

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