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Shopping On A Saturday
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Shopping on a Saturday " Gary Shearston

Intro: D

VERSE 1

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

CHORUS

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.

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.

CHORUS

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.

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.

CHORUS

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.

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.

CHORUS

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.

OUTRO

G  D  G  D  G  D  A  D
 
 
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