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Invercargill -© Wayne Gillespie 1985

http://www.folksong.org.nz/invercargill/index.html

 

  Bm+e.. Gmaj7.. Bm+e.. G6/D.. Bm9/C#

1) That's right there's a car for sale
It's in good condition and the motor is running
It was my wife's but she went away

Bm+e.......................Asus/C#..A
She went to live in ....Invercargill

2) It's got everything you could ever need
It's got bucket seats and the tyres they're radial
She never said a word - I never thought she'd leave
Just found a note on the kitchen table...



3) Come around we could have a drink
I don't live far from the local
It really must be sold this week
Up to now I guess I was hopeful

4) Don't really know what I can say
The engine's small but it's got tons of power
I know that we will never be the same
Once we could do a 100 miles an hour

Instrumental 16 bars Double time, Bm to Gmaj7

5) Starts well on a winter's day
Seats look like leather but they're only vinyl
She came home to see the kids in May
But she soon went back ....to Invercargill


6) Did everything I could to make her stay
I even got her a warrant of fitness
It's been a year now since she went away
She wouldn't even come home for Christmas

Instrumental Interlude 4 bars, Bm to Gmaj7


7) That's right there's a car for sale
It's got a little rust but it's really not too bad
Every day you know I check the mail
But it takes such a long time to get here ....from Invercargill

END

Invercargill Appears on:

1985 Auckland Acoustics Compilation Vinyl -Real Groovy Records 1985
1987 New Locations Album -Wayne Gillespie - Recorded Jan 1986 released CBS/Wayward 1987
1989 Mike Harding, One For You, LP
1994 Chris Priestley, Argentina to Invercargill and beyond, CD (from an earlier 1985 cassette?)
1998 Mike Harding Past to the Present, CD

 

TEN FRANCS (WAYNE GILLESPIE) c 1981

Appears on Wayne Gillespie Albums "Wayward Son" (1984) and New Locations (1986)

1) The passengers were jostled as they moved into the station
Some were coming home from work and some were on vacation
They were greeted by the singers who were scattered high & low
Some were playing in "La Rue D'arts" and some were hidden in le metro.
 
But still he never even said thanks
No he never even said thanks to the man
Who gave him Ten Francs.
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la la.
 
2) You could hear the sound go bouncing off the subway walls
You could see the crowd start pushing as they opened up the doors
But they all rushed by they never seemed to care but then
A soft voice whispers "Monsieur, tu jeux tres bien"
 
Et je ne jamais dit merci
Non je ne jamais dit merci a l'homme
Qui m'a donne dix francs
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
 
3) Did his song remind you of someone that you knew
Or was it that old sadness that was creeping up on you
Or was it the look in the singers eye
You knew that he meant it when he sang
"Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye"
 
But still he never even said thanks
No he never even said thanks to the man
Who gave him ten francs
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la la