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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 01:39:46 +1000
From: Kevin Woodgate 
Subject: m/misc_traditional/click_go_the_shears.tab


    Click Go The Shears         Australian Folk Song    

Transcribed by K Woodgate

Easy melody Version 

The song can be found on records by the Bushwackers, Cobbers, William Clauson 
and many other Australian Folk records.


Intro
  A                          D  A7   D    D                     G
e|-0----------|------------|------------||-------------|----------|------|
B|----3--2--0-|------------|----3--3--3-||-------------|-----3--3-|-2--0-|
G|------------|-2--0-------|------------||-------------|---2------|------|
D|------------|-------4----|------------||-4--4--2---0-|-4--------|------|
A|------------|----------2-|-0----------||-------------|----------|------|
E|------------|------------|------------||-------------|----------|------|
1                                Out on the board the old shear-er stands
2                     In the middle of the floor in his cane bottom chair
3                      The colonial experience man, he is there of course
        
4                                  The tar-boy is there waiting in demand
        
5                 Now the shearing is all over, we've all got our cheques
        
6                      There we leave him standing shouting for all hands
             
   D                            E7                A7    D 
e|--------------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|
B|-----------0--------|----------------|---------------|-------------|
G|-2-----2-------2----|----------------|---------------|-------------|
D|--------------------|-4--0---2----2--|-4--2-----4----|-4-2---0---4-|
A|--------------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|
E|--------------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|
1 Grasp-ing his shears in his thin  bo - ny hands Fixed is his gaze on
2 Sits the boss of the board with his eyes everywhere Notes well each fleece
3 With his shiny leggin's on just got off his horse Gazes all around him like
4 With his blackened tar-pot, in his tarry hand Spies one old sheep
5 So roll up your swags and its off down the track the first pub we come to
its
6 Whilst all around him every 'shouter' stands His eye is on the keg
   G                 A7             D        A7      D
e|---------------|-----0--------|----------------|----------------|-------|
B|---3---3---2---|-0-------3--2-|-0--------------|---------3---3--|-3--3--|
G|-2-------------|--------------|---2---0--------|----------------|-------|
D|---------------|--------------|------------4---|-2--0-----------|-------|
A|---------------|--------------|----------------|----------------|-------|
E|---------------|--------------|----------------|----------------|-------|
1 a bare bel-lied yoe Glo-ry if he gets her, wont he make the ring-er go
2 as it comes to the screen, Paying strict attention that it's taken off clean
3 a real connoisseur Scented soap, and brilliantine and smelling like a whore
4 with a cut upon its back Hears what he's waiting for it's "Tar here, Jack!"
5 there well have a spree and everyone that comes along its Have a drink
withme
6 which now is lowering fast He works hard he drinks hard and goes to Hell
at last
Chorus
   A7                   D      A      D   G                       D
e|-0----0---------|-0----------2--------|---------------|-----------------|
B|---------3---2--|-----3-------------3-|-0---0--2---3--|-2--0---------3--|
G|----------------|---------------------|---------------|---------2-------|
D|----------------|---------------------|---------------|-----------------|
A|----------------|---------------------|---------------|-----------------|
E|----------------|---------------------|---------------|-----------------|
 Click go the shears boys click click click Wide is his blow and his hands
move

   A        D                           G                        A7
e|-----------------|----------------|--------------|-------------0------|
B|-----------------|----------------|---3-----3--3-|-2-0-----3----------|
G|-----------------|----------------|-2------------|--------------------|
D|-2----2---4----4-|-4----2-0-----4-|--------------|--------------------|
A|-----------------|----------------|--------------|--------------------|
E|-----------------|----------------|--------------|--------------------|
  quick The ring-er looks a-round and is beat-en by  a blow, And curs- 

                                 D    A7      D
e|-----------------|----------------|--------------||
B|--3--2---0-------|----------------|-3---3----3---||
G|-------------2---|-0--------------|--------------||
D|-----------------|----4----2---0--|--------------||
A|-----------------|----------------|--------------||
E|-----------------|----------------|--------------||
   -es the old snag-ger with the bare bel-lied yoe



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