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I Heard Sally Singing (single)

by Mick Thomas' Roving Commission

I Heard Sally Singing. 28/3/20 I Heard Sally Singing on a long gone Friday night For an hour and a quarter then the world was put to right There was no piper to be paid there were no tributes left to bring We were standing in the shadows when we heard Sally sing (Chorus) Long ago and far away Where we are bound it’s hard to say Far away and long ago So long ago So long ago I Heard Sally Singing I heard Sally laugh Down on the 86 a wounded city’s autograph And it never felt momentous but we sensed something wrong There was something in the air that night when we heard Sally’s song (Chorus) I heard that woman singing it sounded sweet and low Was it the last hurrah my friend then how were we to know When we heard Sally singing a solo built for two In retrospect then every single word she sang rang true She sang of rivers she sang of trains And we may never meet again And what it is, is what it is Is what it is, is what it is (Chorus) Far away and long ago So long ago So long ago And what it is, is what it is, And what it is, is what it is…)
At the Corner Heard Rebecca Barnard playing Boots of Spanish Leather Heard The Fish John West Reject down there when they were still together We were booked to play Grand Final night we thought we had it made Until they took that cup and sent it off to Adelaide (Chorus) At the, in the, down the, round the Meet you at the corner By the, near the, on the, in the Meet you at the Corner Meet you at the Corner Meet you at the Corner Never saved the ticket stub I don’t have any proof Of the night that Teenage Fan Club nearly lifted off the roof But if I had a buck for every show I’d seen or played I’d trade it for that cup that we sent off to Adelaide Here’s an observation you might find tricky to believe It’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle Than get a cab on Swan St On NewYear’s Eve Before the show gets started I could meet you on the sly And we can sit up on the roof and watch the trains go by And talk of all the shows we’ve seen such stories we might trade Like they night they stole the cup and took it back to Adelaide Those feckless fucking bastards took that cup to Adelaide


The third single from the See You On the Other Side album. B-side is a new track At the Corner.


released July 30, 2020

Cover photo selfie-obscuris by Sal Kimber.


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