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The Last Frontier

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The Last Frontier

	  		This is from Redgum's "Caught in the act" live album. It's about a road 
trip up the Stuart Highway to Alice Springs so the placenames are from 
around there. 
 
 
(Chord progression 1) 
D                                 Dmaj7 
It's a corrugated highway leading north from Port Augusta line 
     Bm               G      (Bm)   A 
With ratted cars that didn't rate a tow 
D                                 Bm 
Salt plains out of Pimba and your eyes begin to stream 
     G                  C            A 
Onto Kingoonya, huddled dusty by the road 
 
 
(Progression 1) 
Romantic notions shattered like the tyres that didn't hack it 
This has got to be the countries last frontier 
Where a sports cars next to useless, running cattle grids and river beds 
We drove a van from 1963 
 
 
(Chord progression 2) 
G                 A          D                 G 
Someone mentioned walkabout, kiss your job goodbye 
        D                                   D 
Just to see the country shimmer through the windscreen 
G                     A             D                   G 
Drinking beer telling stories while laughter filled the night 
D                            A            G  A  D  A 
Flexitimes behind you like a bad dream 
 
 
(Progression 1) 
Got a flat on ANZAC highway and Lawson on your shelf 
It's a southern comfort air-conditioned rage 
Where a homesteads more than just a cheap print dangling from a wall 
And mateships more than lines upon a page 
 
 
(Progression 2) 
We went looking for Australia inbetween the TV lines 
'Cause the ABC just couldn't make it real 
Colour documentary from a beanbag on the floor 
Never shows as much as it conceals 
 
 
(Progression 1) 
Stark and blistered Alice Springs and a river runs with shame 
And you wipe the sheets of bulldust from your eyes 
Another countries uniform, mirage it falls apart 
To the open gap between the truth and lies 
 
 
(Progression 2) 
Go and see your country mate, travel agents scream 
Politicians sell its heart just for a pasttime 
Signs and highwire fences of a land where I belong 
It's as if I'm in the outback for the last time 
 
 
        G         A   D 
For the last time     (uh-huh)   (x4) 
		  

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