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Click Go The Shears

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Capo 1
6/8
D G D E A7
Out on the board the old shearer stands, grasping his shears in his thin bony hands
D G A7 D
Fixed is his gaze on a bare bellied joe, glory if he gets her, won't he make the ringer go
 
Chorus
A7 D G D A7
Click go the shears boys, click, click, click, wide is his blow and his hands move quick
D G A7 D
The ringer looks around and he's beaten by a blow, and curses the old swagger with the bare bellied joe
 
D G
In the middle of the floor in his cane bottomed chair
D E A7
Is the boss of the board with his eyes everywhere
D G
Notes well each fleece as it comes to the screen
A7 D
Paying strict attention that its taken off clean
 
D G
The tar-boy is there waiting the command
D E A7
With his blackened tar pot in his tarry hand
D G
Sees one old sheep with a cut upon its back
A7
Here's what he's waiting for "tar here Jack"
 
D G
The 'colonial experience' man, he is there of course
D E A7
With his shiny leggings, just got off his horse
D G
Casting round his eyes him like a real connoisseur
A7 D
Whistling the old time tune 'I'm the perfect lure'
 
D G
Shearing is all over and we've all got our cheques
D E A7
Roll up your swags boys, we're off on the track
D G
The first pub we come to, we'll all have a spree
A7 D
And everyone that comes along its "Come and drink with me"
 
D G
Down by the bar the old shearer stands
D E A7
Grasping his glass in his thin honey hands
D G
Fixed is his gaze on a green-painted keg
A7 D
Glory he'll get down on it, before he stirs a peg
 
D G
There we leave him standing shouting for all hands
D E A7
Whilst all around him every shearer stands
D G
His eyes are on the keg which now is lowering fast
A7 D
He works hard, he drinks hard, and goes to hell at last

Created 2017 Jun 08 09:21

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

Page last modified on 2017 Sep 04 06:22

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