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This road was built by William Cox
He cleared the timber and he levelled the rocks
Across the Mountains he blazed a way
Which helped build the country we know today.

With thirty men he began the task
To build a road as the Governor had asked
To open the way to the western land
To allow the colony to expand.

The ascent was steep and the going was tough
The timber was hard and the soil was rough
Felling trees when the winds were blowing strong
Was dangerous work but they carried on.

Now there were rocks to remove and stumps to dig out
"Put your back to the hoe", you could hear them shout
There were bridges to build before the way was clear
And it took them just over half a year.

© Jim Low

Across the Blue Mountains CD-Jim Low
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