fearless freds shack

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A vivid recollection of a particulary unsuccessful holiday my poor parents had to endure with 5 kids in an isolated shack loaned to us by a bloke who drank in our pub.I was thinking about Chad Morgans "The Fatal Wedding" whilst writing this song.

When telling a story ,it's best to simplify the music and this I did ,using only a log drum and some strings. The reprise is fuller and tells the story again ,but in sound effects.


Dads sunburnt arm sticks out the car
We swelter in the back
as we watch our toys
blow from the roof of the
Holden station wagon
leaving a trail of fun we'll never have again
along the road to our lovely holiday
at Fearless Freds Shack

You pass by Mt Disappointment
just beyond the abbatoir
turn right at the gypsum mine
try not to breathe in for a time..
The road then turns into dirt track
ending at the local tip
but then you will have to turn back
you've gone past Fearless Freds Shack

That night just after having tea
the outside dunny
collapsed on Geraldine
the mirror fell on me
while sleepwalking Ruthie
caused world war three
by waking Denis up
he nearly called the cops
he was convinced you see
she was a gang of thieves

Denis slept upon a stretcher
bought there by the rubbish collector
woke the next day covered in bites
as his bed was full of mites
Helen got bit on the knee
by some creature of the sea
we should have taken Freds advice
always apply No Burn No Bite!

As if that wasn't all too much fun
Mum drove us to the town
to watch a picture show
while some charming fellow
siphoned off all our gas
leaving just enough
to almost make it back
through the dark fields
of scary cows
to Fearless Freds Shack

Unfortunately Patrick Moore
Missed out on all the fun
which must leave him forlorn
but he was not yet born!!


from liquor, released August 14, 2014
clare moore- keys, vocals, vibes , drums
bill miller - bass



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clare moore Melbourne, Australia

Clare Moore played with the Moodists from 1978 to 1986. Then played with the Dave Graney and White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes from 1987-1997.

She currently in THE DAMES and with dave graney and the mistLY.

She also plays in Harry Howard and the NDEand the Ukeladies.

In 2013 she released THE DAMES The album was mixed by legendary UK musician Barry Adamson.
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