Gordon Bok – The Stable Lad chords

Chords
Transpose:
[Intro]
Am   D   G

[Verse]
AmWhen Cobb & Co. ran coaches from the Buller to the Grey
D GI went for a livery-stable lad in a halt up Westport way
Am G AmAnd I gave my heart to a red-haired girl, and I left it where she lay
G C G D GBy the winding Westland highway from the Buller to the Grey
[Instrumental] D G Am D G [Verse]
AmI've got Neatsfoot on me fingers, and lamp-black on me face
D GI've saddle-soaped the harness and hung each piece in place
Am G AmBut my heart's not in the stable, it's in Charleston far away
G C G D G DWhere Cobb & Co. goes rolling by from the Buller to the Grey
[Verse]
G AmThere's a red-haired girl in Charleston, she's dancing in the bar
D GAnd I know she's not like other girls who dance where miners are
Am G AmAnd I can't forget her eyes and everything they seemed to say
G C G D G DThe day I rode with Cobb & Co. from the Buller to the Grey
[Verse]
G AmThere's a schooner down from Murchison, I can hear her in the gorge
D GAnd I'll have to work the bellows now and redden up the forge
Am G AmI'm going to strike that iron so hard, she'll hear it far away
G C G D G DIn the roaring European where the road runs by from Grey
[Verse]
G AmSome day I'll be teamster with the ribbons in me fist
D GAnd I'll drive that Cobb & Co. Express through rain and snow and mist
Am G AmDrive a four-in-hand to Charleston, and no matter what they say
G C G D GI'll take me girl up on the box and marry her in Grey
[Instrumental] D G Am D G [Verse]
AmThere's a graveyard down in Charleston where moss trails from the trees
D GAnd the Westland wind comes moaning in from off the Tassman Seas
Am G AmAnd it's there they laid my red-haired girl, in a pit of yellow clay
G C G D G D GAs Cobb & Co. went rolling by from the Buller to the Grey
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