artis / band: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

lirik lagu john williamson – the camel boy

they called him camel boy
but he was a man
he walked behind us …with a billy
he tended the campfire … and he made the tea
drowned in the colours … we didn’t see

and the ghost gums stand … gleaming white
showed him a paint brush … he showed us the light
i apologise … for the condescension
paid no attention to the pain of the camel boy

it’s namatjira … he became the one
we remember … all alone
under a huge sky … with a gentle hand
painted the pictures … of an ancient land

what fools we were … what did we mean
dressed in white … to meet the queen
take down her picture … hang up a ghost gum
put up a landscape… by the camel boy

’cause her majesty… was in his eye
the ‘sleeping lubra’, the aranda sky
i apologise… for the condescension
paid no attention to the pain of the camel boy

and the ghost gums stand … gleaming white
showed him a paint brush … he showed us the light
drowned in the colours … we didn’t see
what a man was he … albert the camel boy
albert the camel boy
namatjira the camel boy

- lirik lagu john williamson