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Rod Clements was a member of the U.K. band Lindisfarne. This is a solo song from decades 
later about the building of the Hoover (Boulder) Dam in the 1930s. Odd Man Out Album/CD 2006.

References to his work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Clements
http://www.rodclements.com/lf.html
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rod-clements-mn0000291833/biography
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQM5XLYGHMQ


                        A                               D
Well I'm working in the canyon, I've got a shovel in my hand
                        A                         E
To put a dam across the river, bring power to the land
                         A                         D
The sun's beating like a hammer, everyday it's the same
                      A        E                        A
Then I lay me down in Ragtown,   beneath a blanket on a frame


                         A                           D
Well I was tunneling the bedrock, I thought I had it made
                 A                           E
But the heat got to me, they sent the ice brigade
                         A                          D
They brought water and a stretcher, layed me up all day
                          A        E               A
Then they sent me back to Ragtown,   I got no pay


               F#m
Well there's a jumbo drilling, and a spoil leak filling
     A                          F#m
It's 97 in the shade, there's a great day coming
         D                           E
When the turbines are humming, if we only get the damn thing made


                   A                        D
Sometimes I get to wonder, if I can make it through
                    A                           E
I hear the dynamite thunder, I see the wrecking crew
                    A                 D
St. Peter don't you worry, send me anywhere
                 A        E               A
Long as it ain't Ragtown,    then I don't care


          F#m
There's a scaleman swinging, and a pickhead ringing
A                                        F#m
Don't it look a long way down, keep your hat on tight
             D                    E
You're gonna be all right, if you only keep your feet on the ground


               A                          D
Come on little honey, come on and say you will
                      A                         E
I got enough to get a house built, up in Boulderville
                          A                      D
I'll pay a quarter on the dollar, to the company man
                         A        E                 A
And if it gets us out of Ragtown,   I'll do it if I can
                         A        E                 A
And if it gets us out of Ragtown,   I'll do it if I can
                         A        E                 F#m  
D  A  E  A
And if it gets us out of Ragtown,   I'll do it if I can

            
            
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