Sugar and White Man

from Seasons album by The New Graces

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    x Melanie, Robyn and Kate
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lyrics

SUGAR AND WHITE MAN
(Melanie Horsnell)
Chords: F Bb C

Sugar and white man
Flour and stolen
Children and mothers
Crying all night
Before the bible
There was The Dreaming
It still keeps me believing
Emu in the sky

Begging for food
Begging for land
Begging for something
We already had
Build me a castle
Of leftover things
On the edge of the city
We’ll just try to live

I lost my family
My memory drowned
In fear and in courage
I hammered it down
I’ll sew it together
From pieces I find
On this trail worn with sorrow
From bare feet and crying

In my culture
Children are laughing
People are dancing
Into the night
We read the footprints
We read the stars
We know exactly
Who we are

I want my language
To sing to my child
I want my stories
To teach her at night
I want my sisters
To hold my hand
We’ll love one another
‘n together we’ll stand

Sugar and white man
Flour and stolen
Children and mothers
Crying all night
Before the bible
There was The Dreaming
It still keeps me believing
Emu in the sky

credits

from Seasons album, released May 15, 2020
Melanie Horsnell: Lead Vocals & Classical Guitar
Robyn Martin: Double Bass & BV’s
Kate Burke: BV’s, Fiddle and Steel String Guitar
Rod McCormack: Tenor Guitar

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The New Graces Candelo, Australia

Melanie Horsnell, Kate Burke, Robyn Martin are all seasoned identities in the Australian music scene, all with slightly different influences and styles. They’ve been solo artists in their own right, and part of bands you heard on the radio, or danced to around a festival campfire.
They weave tales of farmers, hippies, mothers, sea farers, history, lovers, the ordinary, and the mysterious.
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