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Stewie Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia (959* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 21 Dec 20


Iconic song by a band from outback South Australia.

BLACK BOY
(Coloured Stone)

A shy black boy you came to the city
To learn about life and how its people are
He's very stubborn, he was just a child
And now his life is mystified

Chorus:
Black boy, black boy
Black boy, black boy
The colour of your skin is your pride and joy
Black boy, black boy,
Black boy, black boy,
Your life is not destroyed

He didn't know school but they called him black boy
He hardly talked to the girls and boys
Don't be a fool just obey the rules
'Cause you'll just learn the truth

Chorus

And one day you'll grow up to be a man
To learn and live and understand
Sticks and stones may break your bones
But names will never hurt you
You'll be the one who's having fun
So you just keep learning on

Chorus

Youtube clip

There is a Wikipedia article on Coloured Stone, but I could not link it here because it has an incorrect address.

--Stewie.


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