Where have all the blackfellas gone, long time living,
Where have Trugunini’s people gone, long time ago.
Where have Trowunna’s first people gone, sent away to die ever one.
When did we stop to learn, we did we ever learn.

Where have all the thylacines gone, long time passing.
Where have all the thylacines gone, long time ago.
Where have those proud thylacines gone, gone to museums every one.
When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn.

Where have all the devils gone, long time passing.
Where have all the devils gone, not so long ago.
Where have all the devils gone, killed by cancer one by one.
When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn.

Where have all the foxes gone, long time passing.
Where have all the foxes gone, long time ago.
Where have all the foxes gone, gone to ground oh what fun.
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn!

Where have all the baits gone, long time passing.
Where have all the baits gone, long time ago.
Where have all those poisons gone, down their gullets one by one.
When will they ever learn, when will we ever learn. 

Where have all our quolls gone, long time passing.
Where have all the quolls gone, just yesterday.
Where have all the quolls gone, gone to graveyards every one.
When will we ever learn, when will ever learn.

Where has all that money gone, long time passing.
Where has all that money gone, long time ago.
Where has all our money gone, plenty more where that came from.
That’s what they always say, that’s what they always say.

David Obendorf

With apologies to Marlene Dietrich