From the foot of Mt Baw Baw by night and by day
by Francis Duggan
Through Melbourne City the Yarra crawls on it's way
An old water-way even in the Dreamtime
The inspiration of song and story and rhyme
By the banks of the river in the shade of the trees
Australia's first people had their Corroborees
How old is old Yarra would anyone know?
From Victoria's high country through Melbourne it does flow
The Seasons have come and the Seasons have gone
But old Yarra from the high country as ever flows on
Some call it the river that flows upside down
As it's waters never look clear it always flows brown
Through Melbourne City slowly crawling on it's way
To the Pacific Ocean at Port Philip Bay.