Song Name: Black Beauty

Songwriter: 50 Miles from Wee Waa (Fitzpatrick/Milne)

Copyright: 2017

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Lyrics:

There's dust on the ground, no rain in the air
Farmer's walking round saying a prayer
Bridges are rattling, taking the strain
Of the trucks going by, laden with grain
Black Beauty was his second love, just behind the good lord above
Wife's like a pillar saying goodbye, as he starts rolling with cheers and goodbyes

Black Beauty was a mortgage on wheels
He had to keep driving for the family meals
Black Beauty was a mortgage on wheels
Engine's running hot heart's beating in time
Gotta keep focussed on the dotted white line

Going through the gears of the mack
Checking his mirrors front and back
Waiting for the cool of the evening breeze
The mermaids on the highway and their talking to the keys
VHF crackles to life, breaker 19 Black Beauty
I just need an hour of your time
Roll up on the scales, you got your log book to sign

Black Beauty was a mortgage on wheels
He had to keep driving for the family meals
Black Beauty was a mortgage on wheels
Engine's running hot, heart's beating in time
Gotta keep his books, and meet the deadline

Leaving the siding, pushing to a ton
Join the slip stream for an easy run
Tamworth to Wee Waa, two hour run
Unload the grain, pick up my pay
And the job's all done

Black Beauty was a mortgage on wheels
He had to keep driving for the family meals
Black Beauty was a mortgage on wheels
Engine's running hot heart's beating in time
Gotta keep focussed on the dotted white line
Gotta keep focussed on the dotted white line