Day seven of New Zealand Music Month – I’ve Been Everywhere by John Grenell (who was better known as John Hore when this song came out).
David left a query on an old post of John Grenell singing I’ve Been Everywhere asking where he’s been:
In the recording, there is a town (sounds like it starts with a ‘B’) at the beginning of the 3rd line of the 1st town verse … just before Rimutaka.
All of the NZ lyrics versions of this I can find online omit the town … but without it there’s not enough syllables in the line … and JG clearly sings a town before Rimutaka in the recording.
Anybody know what it is?
These lyrics omit the town David refers to, too. I’ve listened to this recording five times and agree there’s a town between Horoeka and Rimutaka which sounds a bit like Niwaka but I can’t pick it up.
Can anyone with better ears, or knowledge of the song, help?