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The Bricklayers Song ukulele

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F                               G                     F
Dear Sir I write this note to you to tell you of my plight
F                                F              G
For at the time of writing it I'm not a pretty sight
F               F                  G               F                       
My body is all black and blue, my face a deathly grey
        F                 F            G            F
And I write this note to say why I am not at work today

F                                            G               F
While working on the fourteenth floor some bricks I had to clear
F                           F                 G
But tossing them down from such a height was not a good idea
       F            F               G             F
The foreman wasn't very pleased he is an arkward sod 
         F            F                   G            F
And he said I had to cart them down the ladders in me hod

F                                          G            F
Well clearing all these bricks by hand it was so very slow
         F                   F                G
So I hoisted up a barrel and secured a rope below
       F           F                 G            F
But in me haste to do the job, I was to blind to see
         F               F                   G         F
That a barrel full of building bricks was heavier than me

F                                   G               F
And so when I untied the rope the barrel fell like lead
       F                 F                 G
And clinging tightly to the rope I started up instead
     F            F                   G      F
I shot up like a rocket, and to my dismay I found
       F           F               G            F
That halfway up I met the bloody barrel coming down

F                                 G                    F
Well the barrel broke me shoulder as to the ground it sped
     F                     F                    G
And when I reached the top I banged the pulley with me head
       F                 F                   G             F
But I clung on tightly numb with shock from this almighty blow
            F                 F                       G              F
While the barrel spilled out half it's bricks some fourteen floors below

F                                       G             F
When these bricks had fallen from the barrel to the floor 
    F                   F              G                    
I then outweighed the barrel and so started down once more
        F                  F           G                F 
But I clung on tightly to the rope me body racked with pain 
      F            F                G           F
And halfway down I met the bloody barrel once again

F                                        G                F
Now the force of this collision halfway down the office block
          F         F                G
Caused multiple abrasions and a nasty case of shock
        F                  F             G                  F
But I clung on tightly to the rope as I fell towards the ground
        F             F                 G                    F
And I landed on the broken bricks the barrel had scattered round.

F                                           G               F
Now as I lay there on the ground I thought I'd passed the worst
          F              F                    G
But the barrel hit the pulley wheel and then the bottom burst
    F                F                  G             F
A shower of bricks rained down on me I didn't have a hope
      F                  F                         G          F
As I lay there bleeding on the ground I let go of the bloody rope

F                                  G               F
The barrel now being heavier so started down once more
     F                  F            G
It landed right across me as I lay there on the floor
    F                F               G              F
It broke three ribs and my left arm and I can only say
   F               F               G           F
I hope you`ll understand why I am not at work today


        
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