The Forty Eight Two One Five (48/215) by Brenton Manser
C 1997 Australia

Verse
Larry Hartnett had a passionate dream,
His eyes would gleam,
When he'd tell you
He planned to build an all Australian car,
Right here in our land,
'sfar back as 32
The Australian gov'ment had the same idea
In 1944, proposals were cleared
Secondary industry is what we need
To mature, economic'lly

Bridge 1
Then General Motors in an age now golden
Began the task of inventing the Holden

Chorus
Forty eight two one, forty eight two one,
Forty eight two one five
Forty eight two one, forty eight two one,
Forty eight two one five

Verse
Well they came off the line down at Fishermen's Bend
A humble start
For a legendary end
And no mistake this car was tested with time
And stood to shine
Over rivalries
The 215 was an enterprise
That gave us National pride
And a sense of unity

Bridge 2
The Australian family car in an age now golden
Was born the day they invented the Holden

Chorus
Forty eight two one, forty eight two one,
Forty eight two one five
Forty eight two one, forty eight two one
Forty eight two one five

Bridge 3
Australia's own, the 215, a forty eight high
The dream had come alive

Chorus
Forty eight two one, forty eight two one, (1st time backing singers only)
Forty eight two one five
Forty eight two one, forty eight two one,
Forty eight two one five
Forty eight two one, forty eight two one,
Forty eight two one five