Gordon Bok – Broken Down Squatter chords

Chords:
Transpose:
[Intro]
C   Bb  F

[Verse]
FCome, Stumpy, old man, we must shift while we can
Bb F CAll your mates in the paddock are dead
FWe must say our farewells to Glen Eva's sweet dells
C FAnd the hills where your master was bred
[Verse]
FTogether to roam from our drought-stricken home
Bb F CSeems hard that such things have to be
FAnd it's hard on a horse, when he's naught for a boss
C FBut a broken-down squatter like me
[Chorus]
Bb FFor the banks are all broken, they say
CAnd the merchants are all up a tree
FWhen the bigwigs are brought to the bankruptcy court
C Bb FWhat chance for a squatter like me?
[Verse]
FNo more shall we muster the river for strays
Bb F COr hunt on the fifteen-mile plain
FOr dash through the scrub by the light of the moon
C FOr see the old homestead again
[Verse]
FLeave the slip-railings down, they don't matter much now
Bb F CFor there's none but the crow left to see
FPerching gaunt on the pine, as though longing to dine
C FOn a broken-down squatter like me
[Chorus]
Bb FFor the banks are all broken, they say
CAnd the merchants are all up a tree
FWhen the bigwigs are brought to the bankruptcy court
C Bb FWhat chance for a squatter like me?
[Verse]
FWhen the country was cursed with the drought at its worst
Bb F CAnd the cattle were dying in scores
FThough down on me luck, I kept up me pluck
C FThinking justice might soften the laws
[Verse]
FBut the farce had been played, and the government aid
Bb F CAin't extended to squatters, old son
FWhen me money was spent, they doubled the rent
C FAnd resumed the best part of the run
[Chorus]
Bb FFor the banks are all broken, they say
CAnd the merchants are all up a tree
FWhen the bigwigs are brought to the bankruptcy court
C Bb FWhat chance for a squatter like me?
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