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Slim Dusty - Laughter In The Hills (Chord)
Submitter: shaneshaw (4) on 12/1/03
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LAUGHTER IN THE HILLS

INTRO: 	 A 	 E7 	 A 	 E7 	 A
1
A
FROM OUT ACROSS THE GREAT DIVID
 	  	   E7
A STORY REACHED MY EARS
 	 
ABOUT A JACKASS AND A BOY
 	   	    A
I’D LIKE YOU ALL TO HEAR

AT DAYLIGHT IN THE MORNIN’
 	  	    E7
HIS LITTLE HEART IT THRILLS

TO THE ECHOES IN THE VALLEY
 	  	  	 A
FROM THE LAUGHTER IN THE HILLS

2
PERCHED UP IN A TALL GUMTREE
BY HOMESTEADS SO I HEAR
A HAPPY KOOKABURRA
LAUGHS AWAY HIS FEAR
HE WAKES THE LITTLE FELLER
WHO TUMBLES OUT OF BED
AS HE GOT DRESSED HE SAID ALOUD,
“MY FRIEND MUST BE FED

3
HE FOUND SOME BITS AND PIECES
WHICH HE PLACED UPON SOME BARK
AND SOON THAT JACKASS HE CAME DOWN
AS HAPPY AS A LARK
AND AS THE SUN PEEPED O’ER THE HILL
HE JUMPED AROUND SO GRAND
AND THEN HE ATE A PIECE OF MEAT
OUT OF THE YOUNGSTERS HAND

4
WELL WHEN THAT LAD WENT BACK INSIDE
HIS FATHER SAID “YOUNG MAN,
YOU’LL HAVE TO GET RID OF THAT BIRD
AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN.
FOR LATELY I’VE BEEN WORRIED
AND I MISS MY MORNING REST
I THINK THAT BIRD OF YOURS, YOUNG MAN
IS NOTHING BUT A PEST”

5
NEXT MORNING SEES HIS FATHER
UNDERNEATH THAT OLD GUMTREE
WITH RED MEAT FULL OF STRYCHNINE
“I’LL GET THAT BIRD”, THOUGHT HE
THEN AS HE WENT TOWARDS THE HOUSE
HE CHANCED TO LOOK AROUND
AND SAW THAT JACKASS SWOOP UPON
A BLACK SNAKE ON THE GROUND

6
HE DIVED DOWN AND GRABBED THAT SNAKE
AS QUICK AS A CAT
HE BUMPED AND BASHED AND BANGED HIM
AND SHOOK HIM LIKE A RAT
THEY TOUSLED THERE UPON THE GROUND
AND THEN HE FLEW UP HIGH
AND SOON THAT REPTILE MET HIS DEATH
FROM SOMEWHERE IN THE SKY

7
THE FATHER SCRATCHED HIS GREYING HEAD
AND FELT A LITTLE ASHAMED
IF MY SON HAD BEEN POISONED
I’D BE THE ONE TO BLAME
SO HE TOLD HIS WIFE AND LITTLE SON
OF ALL THAT HE DID SEE
AND NOW THAT JACKASS IS JUST ONE
OF A HAPPY FAMILY

8
FROM OUT ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE
A STORY RINGS SO TRUE
ABOUT A JACKASS AND A BOY
I THINK OF SOMETHING NEW
AT DAYLIGHT IN THE MORNIN’
HIS LITTLE HEART IT THRILLS
TO THE ECHOES IN THE VALLEY
FROM THE LAUGHTER IN THE HILLS.
 
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