Red Prickle Beard

by Sophie Head

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Red Prickle Beard

Released 07 April 2015
Music & Lyrics by Tony Williams
Produced by Jake Nauta @ Refuge Studios
Mixed by Jake Nauta
Artwork by Sophie Head
Photography by Biz Adams & Rachel Levingston

All profits from this track will go towards sponsoring Fusion Australia's annual Pilgrimage to Uluru. For more information on this trip, visit fusion.org.au/schoolsinharmony

lyrics

Did you see the man with the red prickle beard
And the sunburnt face
With eyes that shone like quartz upon the desert sand
He was more than just a drifter
Seems he had some kind of plan
That shone in his faraway eyes
He said...

Come sing a new song
Come waltz with me
Come waltz through thicket and through scrub
Waltz with me through lonely towns
Where the people need to see
The way the wind blows songs of freedom through the trees
Come, sing a new song with me.

I loved the way he laughed so free
And I knew that lonely smile
That always seemed to know what lay ahead
And he treated us like his mates, he did
Along that dusty track
And we followed him like kids wherever he went
And he said...

Come sing a new song
Come waltz with me
Come waltz through thicket and through scrub
Waltz with me through lonely towns
Where the people need to see
The way the wind blows songs of freedom through the trees
Come on and waltz in a new song with me.

I still can't rightly say
Why they took our friend away
And hung him on an old grey gum to die
As he hung there on that hill
On that hot and dusty day
He looked at me as if it had to be that way
And he said...

Come sing a new song
Come waltz with me
Come waltz through thicket and through scrub
Waltz with me through lonely towns
Where the people need to see
The way the wind blows songs of freedom through the trees
Come on and waltz in a new song with me.

I saw a man today
As I was fishing from my boat
There was something in the way he called my name
And I knew that red prickle beard
And it seemed just like a dream
He said "It seems they're biting better up the stream"
And he said...

Come sing a new song
Come waltz with me
We'll waltz across the water
We'll waltz across the sea
Waltz with me through lonely towns
Where the people need to see
The way the wind blows songs of freedom through the trees
Come on and waltz in a new song
Come sing a new song
Come on and waltz in a new song with me

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released April 7, 2015

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