Who Sang Sayonara Maverick? Murray McLauchlan

Release information
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
length: 4:40
Lyrics

My eyes were all wrong for a cowboy
Sometimes they were black and blue
And how I come to this prairie town
Is something that I never knew
A kid in love with the jukebox
Watchin' the Alberta sky
Never suspected a pain so deep
That all of the tears had dried

Sayonara, all the bad times
You loved this Maverick so true
Mama and daddy you never passed on
The wrong that was done to you

My mother and father were born
On the western Canadian shore
But when the bombs fell on Pearl Harbour
That didn't matter no more
And all that they had was just taken
No bill of sale and no deal
And all that they had was each other
And workin' another man's field

Sayonara, all the bad times
You loved this Maverick so true
Mama and daddy you never passed on
The wrong that was done to you

Now the war is a long distant memory
It's passed like a winter snow
And all of those years my folks raised me
There was no place for hatred to grow
And feeling like I don't belong here
Is a feeling that I've never known
I feel the same breath on my face as you do
Whenever Alberta winds blow

Sayonara, all the bad times
You loved this Maverick so true
Mama and daddy you never passed on
The wrong that was done to you


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Railroad Man
  • 2 Little Brothers of the Wood
  • 3 Smoke on the Wind
  • 4 Highways in the Sky
  • 5 Barroom Ladies and Michelangelos
  • 6 Moonlighting
  • 7 Sayonara Maverick
  • 8 Ten Thousand Miles From Shore
  • 9 Song for Captain Keast
  • 10 On Your Last Go Round
  • 11 Heroes
  • 12 Horses Sure Can Thrill You

  • Release information
    label: True North Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin