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Mister Curtis

He stepped off a plane one day
Onto familiar sands.
A hero’s welcome played
By a marching band.
Cowboy boots and too-large hat
Became his distinctive style.
He even met me on a bus one day
And told short tales for a while.

He said “They’d have loved you, boy.
How d’you reckon you’d go
Manning guns and driving tanks?”
I said I wouldn’t know.

He was Tex and he liked sex at the Rex
With a Bex, and he wrote dud cheques.
That’s all I knew until he sailed away
And left acquaintances to reflect.

“They’d have loved you, boy.
How d’you reckon you’d go
Manning guns and driving tanks?”
I say I wouldn’t know.

They’d have loved me, boy.
How d’I reckon I’d go
Manning guns and driving tanks?
I hope I’ll never know.

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Mister Curtis was a colourful character who used to frequent my uncle’s suit shop in Sydney. I later found out he was a Vietnam War veteran. That went a way to explaining the rhymes he invented about himself and his general demeanour.

This is one of several songs I’ve written.

Comments

  • Keeli
    Keelialmost 7 years ago

    This is really good!

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