Sydney Town Guitar Chords Gary Shearston

Sydney Town Guitar Chords Gary Shearston

[Intro]
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           Oh great

[Verse]
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Granddaddy walked a-long the street with a ball and chain a-round his feet and
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That's the way they'd like to see me walk just to give the toffs a chance to talk  yeah and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town        oh the

[Verse]
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Beer's gone up in the public bar and I can't afford a motor car but I
C7                                                      F              
Keep six bottles in the fridge and I pay no toll on the harbour bridge  yeah and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town        oh there's

[Verse]
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Rubbish on the T V screens too many nines on the poker machines  so for
C7                                              F          
Entertainment I go for Aust-ralian songs at the Troupedour  and the
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Chevron Hilton  yeah and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town        oh if you

[Verse]
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Want to see one hell of a fuss take a peak hour ride on a government bus  well it
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Doesn't matter if you're sick or dying you mustn't get off before the sit down sign  yeah and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town        now if you're

[Verse]
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Having trouble learning guitar I've found the easiest method by far  just
C7                                          F         
Sit at home all alone and learn to play the saxophone
C7               
  No strings at-tached yeah and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town        oh have you

[Verse]
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Heard about Oz magazine con-victed on a charge of being obscene  seems
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You're not allowed to satirise if you tell the truth they call it lies  tell a
C7                                                             F
Few home truths on the Palm Beach scene it's not sedition it's just unclean and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney
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Out of breath        oh they

[Verse]
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All throw heads when I bank tails and I got no dough to bank on the Wales  but
C7                                                         F            
I'll get a job that'll suit me fine on the Eastern Suburbs railway line  yeah and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
A#                F                C7               F           
More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town
F                                                            
Seems like we  lost the har-monica player there somewhere     oh the

[Verse]
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Funniest woman I ever had made me happy then made me sad she
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Swore our love would never end then went and married my ex best friend  yeah and the

CHORUS: (with harmonica)
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney
F                                 
There he is isn't he lovely        oh I

[Verse]
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Went to the cross to get some sex the woman said sorry I don't take cheques  I said
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That's all right as I closed my book truth is I only came to look and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town        oh they

[Verse]
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Asked me on a T V show to sing a song the viewers would know  I re-
C7                                                                   F            
hearsed where have all the flowers gone they said cut a verse it's a bit too long  I ex-
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plained the song had a message to tell they said we've got a new toilet tissue to sell but the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
A#                F                C7               F                 
More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town        oh

[Verse]
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Late last night the phone wouldn't stop it was Mister Menzies calling me up  he said
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My friend Gary what do we need to make the country grow I said my friend Bob the Mavis Bramston show
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  Les Miller's ban-jo
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  Patter-son's ban-jo
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  A coca cola yo-yo
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     Rin-so to keep Australia white
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   Marlboro   filter flavour flip top box oh what do we
F                                                
Need to make the country grow the man said
C7                             
  Try ferti-lising thistles     yeah and the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town        now you

[Verse]
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Ask me why I'm drunk all the time makes me better and eases my mind
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I just sit and I play and sing I see better days and I do better things
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  I win the Opera House in a lottery
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   Go skin diving for pir-anha
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     Throw Ayres rock
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   Vote D L P
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  Become mana-ging director of C B S re-cords
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     And sell one co-py of this re-cord  yeah and the

[Chorus]
A#                F                C7               F
More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town  oh the

[Chorus]
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More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town the
A#                F                C7               F#            Fm11  F*
More they try to keep me down the better I live in Sydney town
2 years ago

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