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Maitland Black Boy Written and recorded by Bryan Watkins
C G7 In Maitland’s busy High Street all dressed in red and blue C The city’s famous black boy is there for all to view C7 F He stood there by the roadside a hundred years or so C G7 C Reminding passing people of the days of long ago
F C He’s held the reigns of horses while their owners were away F C G7 And taken care of sulkies and the local farmer’s dray C C7 F Although the horse and sulky days will never come again C G7 C He stands with hand extended to take a rider’s rein
G7 He’s watched man’s steady progress through said seeing eyes C And seen a little country town into a city rise C7 F If only he could speak to us of Maitland’s early life C G7 C He’d tell of all the pleasures the troubles and the strife
F C When drought came on the valley he stood through searing heat F C G7 His painted shirt and trousers all crumbled round his feet C C7 F But when the drought had broken and the good times came in view C G7 C A coat of paint and there he stood dressed up as good as new
G7 He shared the people’s heartaches that come with raging flood C And stood as water raced on by all stained with yellow mud C7 F He’s seen this happen many times throughout these hundred years C G7 C And joined the sadden people by shedding rusty tears
G7 I don’t reside in Maitland so you’ll ponder for a time C Just what it was that caused me to pen this little rhyme C7 F I really can’t explain it it’s oh so hard to do C G7 C But I love that little fella every bit as much as you
F C I know he has no beating heart within his iron frame F C G7 And he’s just a little statue but there’s no given name C C7 F But treat him as you would a child and not as something caste C G7 C And let him stand in memory or your town’s historic past
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