FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Choir Girl’ Cold Chisel

Cold Chisel are an Australian pub rock band, which formed in Adelaide in 1973 by mainstay members Ian Moss on guitar and vocals, Steve Prestwich on drums and Don Walker on piano and keyboards. They were soon joined by Jimmy Barnes on lead vocals and, in 1975, Phil Small became their bass guitarist. The group disbanded in late 1983 but subsequently reformed several times.

Musicologist Ian McFarlane wrote that they became “one of Australia’s best-loved groups” as well as “one of the best live bands”, fusing “a combination of rockabilly, hard rock and rough-house soul’n’blues that was defiantly Australian in outlook.”

Lyrics below

Looking like a choirgirl
She’s crying like a refugee
Looking like a choirgirl
She’s crying like a refugee
One nurse to hold her
One nurse to wheel her down the corridors of healing
Well I’ve been trying
But she’s crying like a refugee

Loves me like a sister
Loves me like an only child
Loves me like a sister
She loves me like an only child
She’s my connection
I’ll hold on
And never, never, never let her down
‘Cause she’s alone
And she loves me like an only child

Suffer little children
Send that little child to me
All day the doctor
Handles his responsibility

Looking like a choirgirl
Crying like a refugee
Looking like a choirgirl
Crying like a refugee
She’s my connection, yeah
I’ll hold on
And never, never, never let her down
‘Cause she’s alone
And she’s crying like a refugee

Looking like a choirgirl
She’s crying like a refugee
Looking like a choirgirl
She’s crying like a refugee
Yes she is



Don Matthews
August 2021



Published by donmatthewspoetry

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