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Cunnamulla

 
uploaded: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 @ 5:04 AM
bydebbizo
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I can’t find the full song demo so here is a link to a rough demo on You Tube. This is the sound I am aiming for but I need a decent bass line and better lead playing if anyone feels so inclined :-) http://youtu.be/LQYBqSG18nk

I’ll upload a vocal track and possibly a lead track in the near future.

Cunnamulla (capo on 2nd? …or no capo)
Intro: Am C slide Am C slide
Am
A sign on the outskirts reads
C
‘settled in the Dreamtime’
Am
boab trees and weatherboard houses
C G
bronze man sitting on a swag
Am
at the end of the main street

[Guitar short riff?]

Am
a pretty little town
C G
on the Eastern bank
Am
of the Warrego River
Am C
slipped into a Slim Dusty song
G Am
with its Cunnamulla Fella

CHORUS
F
It’s not what we expected
G
and in fact it’s quite eccentric
F
but the people seem good natured
G
so we stop there for a picnic
Am
in Cunnamulla





Am C
there’s a bakery run by three generations
Am
and a lady boils the kettle
C
to fill our empty thermos
G Am
but “No” they don’t sell pies or pasties


Am
there are cakes behind the glass
C
but they’re not for sale,
G Am
it seems there’s nothing our money can buy

Am
we listen
C
to their local tales
G
then take our thermos
Am
and say good bye


CHORUS
F
It’s not what we expected
G
and in fact it’s quite eccentric
F
but the people seem good natured
G
so we stop there for a picnic
Am
in Cunnamulla

[Guitar short riff?]

Am
red and white roses
C
grace the park’s border
G Am
and prettify the roundabouts on Jane Street

Am
a man in an akubra
C
outside the Rock Cafe
G Am
where we decide on takeaway

Am
black shirt, a pen in his pocket,
C G
long white beard, whip coiled on the table
Am
blue heeler at his feet

Am
playing cat’s cradle
C
with a leather strap
G Am
doing tricks with a skull and cross bone ring


CHORUS
F
It’s not what we expected
G
and in fact it’s quite eccentric
F
but the people seem good natured
G
so we stop there for a picnic
Am
in Cunnamulla

[Instrumental - guitar solo]

BRIDGE
F
old drover, whipcracker
D
full of yarns and cracking jokes
F D
Says: I’ve done a little fightin but I’m a lover now
G
been here all my life
Am
in Cunnamulla
C G Am
could he be the Cunnamulla fella?

CHORUS
F
It’s not what we expected
G
and in fact it’s quite eccentric
F
but the people seem good natured
G
so we stop there for a picnic
Am
in Cunnamulla

(c) Deb Matthews-Zott (debbizo)
 

"Cunnamulla"
by debbizo

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