Unsuitably Dressed Lyrics by Slim Jones

The old bushman walked into the clubhouse, walked straight up and sat at the bar
Ignoring the people around him, from the dust he had come from afar
When this young man of not more than twenty, in a bow tie and starch ruffled top
Said excuse me sir are you a member, he said am I a member of what.

I’m afraid sir you’re not allowed in here, and I’m asking you now would you leave
All eye’s in the room where upon him, as the young man took hold of his sleeve
We have certain rules we abide by, and unless you are here as a guest
We can’t serve or attend to your asking, and you’re not even suitably dressed.

Well out in the bush where he came from, where the scrubbers and wild cattle live
Any man who could follow the leaders, has something in common to give
You could see at a glance what he’s wearing, maybe faded not looking the best
With patches and tears from the timber, but you know that he’s suitably dressed.

The old bushman stood facing the people, now listen you pompous young brat
The name on my lid says Akubra, no one makes a better damn hat
My moleskins and shirt come from Williams, my elastic side boots are the best
My belts made from kangaroo leather, and you say I’m unsuitably dressed.

So take your hands of and don’t touch me, I’ll break it next time if you try
Take a look at yourself in the mirror, then tell me about your attire
Your trousers and shirt come from China, or some place where they won’t pass the test
Not one thing that’s made in Australia, and you say I’m unsuitably dressed.

Well out in the bush where he came from, where the scrubbers and wild cattle live
Any man who could follow the leaders, has something in common to give
You could see at a glance what he’s wearing, maybe faded not looking the best
With patches and tears from the timber, but you know that he’s suitably dressed
With patches and tears from the timber, but definitely suitably dressed.

Unsuitably Dressed Lyrics written by Slim Jones and performed by Terry Bennetts from his Salt of the Earth album.

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