WATER FOR KALGOORLIE; music and lyrics by David Rivett.
About hundred years ago C.Y. O’Connor had a dream
Of a pipeline to Kalgoorlie for the goldfields water scheme
Such a thing had never been done would it work some shouted no!
But one day in the goldfields the water began to flow
The Mundaring Weir Hotel is the where they raised a glass or three
Let’s raise one now to the man who dreamed
Of Water for Kalgoorlie
And if those walls could talk they’d tell many a fine story
Of the men who built the weir for
The Water for Kalgoorlie
Dreamers of this world are the ones who give us hope
A better world for all of us their spirit does invoke
O’Connor was a man with a vision that could move
A hundred men to go to work and the Goldfields life improve
The sad part of the tale something that you all must know
The man who dreamed it all never saw the water flow
But his spirit lingers on in the Goldfields towns and here
A pipeline for a lifeline for O’Connor raise a cheer.