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From Little Things Big Things Grow - Paul Kelly

C Am Em G

C             Am            Em         G         C               Am       Em        G
Gather 'round people let me tell you a story, an eight year long story of power and pride.
C            Am         Em          G           C        Am     Em       G
British Lord Vestey and Vincent Lingiarri, were opposite men on opposite sides.
C          Am       Em        G       C            Am        Em            G
Vestey was fat with money and muscle. Beef was his business, broad was his door.
C           Am       Em         G       C              Am            Em           G
Vincent was lean and spoke very little. He had no bank balance, hard dirt was his floor.


C    Am             Em         G     C    Am             Em         G
From little things, big things grow. From little things, big things grow.
C             Am          Em          G              C             Am           Em            G
Gurindji were working for nothing but rations. Where once they had gathered the wealth of the land.
C         Am           Em          G        C           Am         Em          G
Daily the pressure got tighter and tighter. Gurindju de-cided they must make a stand.
     C               Am        Em          G        C         Am         Em             G
They picked up their swags and started off walking. At Wattie Creek they sat themselves down.
       C                Am          Em               G        C           Am            Em          G
Now it don't sound like much but it sure got tongues talking, back at the homestead and then in the town.


C    Am             Em         G     C    Am             Em         G
From little things, big things grow. From little things, big things grow.
C          Am         Em          G      C            Am          Em           G
Vestey man said, I'll double your wages. Seven quid a week you'll have in your hand.
C            Am                 Em            G            C             Am        Em         G
Vincent said uh-aagh, we're not talking about wages. We're sitting right here 'til we get our land.
C          Am         Em         G              C               Am          Em        G
Vestey man roared and Vestey man thundered, you don't stand the chance of a cinder in snow.
C              Am      Em         G       C    Am            Em         G
Vince said, if we fall others are rising. From little things big things grow.


C    Am            Em         G    
From little things big things grow. 
     C          Am     Em         G          C         Am          Em      G
Then Vincent Lingiarri boarded an aeroplane, landed in Sydney. Big city of lights.
    C        Am                Em           G         C           Am       Em           G
And daily he went round softly speaking his story to all kinds of men from all walks of life.
C           Am        Em       G             C           Am            Em        G
Vincent sat down with big poli-ticians, this affair they told him is a matter of state.
    C          Am        Em         G       C            Am            Em          G
Let us sort it out, your people are hungry. Vincent said no thanks, we know how to wait.


C    Am            Em         G     C    Am            Em         G
From little things big things grow. From little things big things grow.
     C           Am       Em           G          C           Am           Em          G
Then Vincent Lingiarri re-turned in an aeroplane, back to his country once more to sit down.
    C           Am             Em            G        C               Am                   Em         G
And he told his people let the stars keep on turning. We have friends in the south, in the cities and towns.
C                Am  Em                  G            C               Am        Em              G
Eight years went by, eight long years of waiting 'til one day, a tall stranger a-ppeared in the land.
C                Am             Em              G            C                Am               Em         G
And he came with lawyers and he came with great ceremony and through Vincents fingers poured a handful of sand


C    Am            Em         G     C    Am            Em         G
From little things big things grow. From little things big things grow.
C            Am       Em          G         C           Am       Em             G
That was the story of Vincent Lingairri but this is the story of something much more.
C             Am            Em         G          C               Am        Em           G
How power and privilege can not move a people who know where they stand and stand in the law.
C    Am            Em         G     C    Am            Em         G
From little things big things grow. From little things big things grow.
C    Am            Em         G     C    Am            Em         G    C
From little things big things grow. From little things big things grow.

            
            
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JosHansen 10 6 days ago

Well done! Can't believe more people aren't playing this song. So great!

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