Gary Shearston

Shopping On A Saturday

Gary Shearston

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Shopping On A Saturday

	  		
Intro: D 

verse 1 

                          G   D 
Shopping on a Saturday in 1945, 
                           A                                        
Going in to Tenterfield, a two mile buggy ride, 
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Grandma, mum and grandfather, he did all the driving, 
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Me perched up beside him, old dog alongside. 

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G D G D Go Ted let the pony have a head now, G D A D We'll fly along Casino Road. G D G D Hey Ted, remember what you told me, G D A D Easy, whips don't lighten load.
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verse 2 G D Pull up at Hopsing & Co, Store and General Merchants, A Grandad heads inside to buy some seed and bailing wire. D G D Twelve gauge shotgun cartridges, saltlick for the bayron, G D A D Ice cream for the half grown young man at his side. G D Then on to Kinipin Son Leathergoods and Saddles, A Topics for discussion there are weather, beasts and fires. D G D They've repaired the bridle that busted on a gum tree, G D A D When my pony through me, tried to jump barbed wire. G D G D On we go to Royal Hotel tucker, grog shop talking, A Neighbour farmers say g'day, exchange the harvest news. D G D Season come and season go, life remains a battle, G D A D Drovers talk of cattle, rocky river ewes.
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G D G D Go Ted let the pony have a head now, G D A D We'll fly along Casino Road. G D G D Hey Ted, remember what you told me, G D A D Easy, whips don't lighten load.
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verse 3 G D Stretched along the homeward track, tigersnake sunbaking, A Granddad hits the brake to try and kill it with a slide. D G D Just missed ? look out! Now the thing is tangled in the back spokes, G D A D Blimey this is no joke, everybody fly. G D Buggy stands abandoned ship, grandma holds the pony, A We all watch with baited breath as granddad kneels a stride, D G D The back seat of his Cadillac, aiming for the right spot, G D A D Slowly squeezes one shot, all that is required. G D Clamber back on board again, set off at a fast trot, A Granddad takes some flack about the nature of his slide, D G D Hears it out good-humouredly, hard to raise his hackles, G D A D Winks at me and cackles, don't know till you've tried.
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G D G D Go Ted let the pony have a head now, G D A D We'll fly along Casino Road. G D G D Hey Ted, remember what you told me, G D A D Easy, whips don't lighten load.
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verse 4 G D There's the farm up on the hill, shining like a beacon, A Soon we're home unloaded and the gear is stashed away. D G D Supper time by lantern light, then round the piano, G D A D Family in tableau, sing to end the day. G D Mountain bush and southern sky still the same as ever, A Graves upon the hillside mark the time that's passed away. D G D Now I come to think of it memory has no curtain, G D A D Life was lived for certain, old and in the way.
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G D G D Go Ted let the pony have a head now, G D A D We'll fly along Casino Road. G D G D Hey Ted, remember what you told me, G D A D Easy, whips don't lighten load.
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OUTRO G D G D G D A D

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