Tenterfield Saddler

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"Tenterfield Saddler"
Tenterfield Saddler song by Peter Allen cover.jpg
Single by Peter Allen
from the album Tenterfield Saddler
ReleasedApril 1972
Format7"
Recorded1971
GenrePop, Country
Length3:36
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Peter Allen
Producer(s)Peter Allen, Brooks Arthur
Peter Allen singles chronology
"Just Ask Me I've Been There"
(1972)
"Tenterfield Saddler"
(1972)
"I Honestly Love You"
(1977)

"Tenterfield Saddler" is a song written by Peter Allen in 1970. It was released in 1972 as the second single from his second studio album of the same name.

"Tenterfield Saddler" tells the moving story of the musician's life, from his much-loved grandfather, George Woolnough, his troubled relationship with his father and moving to New York to marry Liza Minnelli, "a girl with an interesting face". [1]

The lyric "been all 'round the world and lives no special place", is compared to a lyric of another of his songs, "no matter how far or how wide I roam, I still call Australia home" in "I Still Call Australia Home".[2]

Charts[edit]

"Tenterfield Saddler" made its ARIA chart debut in September 2015 following the screening of the Peter Allen Australian mini-series, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door.

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 53

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Song's sad note". Andrew Hornery with Daniel Dasey. 20 October 2003. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  2. ^ "TENTERFIELD SADDLER by PETER ALLEN". www.songfacts.com. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (26 September 2015). "ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber Maintains Top Spot After Four Weeks". Noise11. Retrieved 26 September 2015.