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    "Red Sand" Lyrics

    Cold Chisel

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    Way out back of the Coolgardie
    Round the turn of the century
    Two riders came out of the west
    They were lookin' for the colour of gold
    Trading on an old red blanket
    Took 'em in a young boy
    Passed him on to a pearl lugger
    That was Java bound outa Roebuck Bay
    The crew were mainly Manila men
    And the young boy must have known
    He'd never be back now
    Down in the red sand
    Manila-man got the machete
    Manila-man cut him down cold
    Die with the Balander boss on a lugger

    Could not have been more
    Than twelve years old
    Looking out on a clear sky
    As the sun beats down on her head
    A mother alone
    Fails to understand
    And as the long years go by
    Just an old red blanket to dry
    The tears for the son
    Who'll never be home
    Down in the red sand
    This song was submitted on October 5th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS.
    Written by Cal Curtis, Ian Richard Moss, Peter Geoffrey Moss.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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