Corries – The Bricklayers Song chords ver. 2

This is a correction of phoenix1984's upload
Capo wherever's comfortable for your voice - it's in different places in every 
recording I've heard.

C G CDear Sir I write this note to you to tell you of my plight
F C GFor at the time of writing it, I'm not a pretty sight
F C F AmMy body is all black and blue, my face a deathly grey
C G CAnd I write this note to say why I am not at work today
C G CWhile working on the fourteenth floor some bricks I had to clear
F C GBut tossing them down from such a height was not a good idea
F C F AmThe foreman wasn't very pleased, he is an awkward sod
C G CAnd he said I had to cart them down the ladders in me hod
C G CWell clearing all these bricks by hand, it was so very slow
F C GSo I hoisted up a barrel and secured a rope below
F C F AmBut in me haste to do the job, I was too blind to see
C G CThat a barrel full of building bricks was heavier than me
C G CAnd so when I untied the rope the barrel fell like lead
F C GAnd clinging tightly to the rope, I started up instead
F C F AmI shot up like a rocket, and to my dismay I found
C G CThat halfway up I met the bloody barrel coming down
C G CWell the barrel broke me shoulder, as to the ground it sped
F C GAnd when I reached the top I banged the pulley with me head
F C F AmBut I clung on tightly numb with shock from this almighty blow
C G CWhile the barrel spilled out half its bricks some fourteen floors below
C G CWhen these bricks had fallen from the barrel to the floor
F C G I then outweighed the barrel and so started down once more
F C F Am But I clung on tightly to the rope me body racked with pain
C G CAnd halfway down I met the bloody barrel once again
C G CNow the force of this collision halfway down the office block
F C GCaused multiple abrasions and a nasty case of shock
F C F AmBut I clung on tightly to the rope as I fell towards the ground
C G CAnd I landed on the broken bricks the barrel had scattered round.
C G CNow as I lay there on the ground I thought I'd passed the worst
F C GBut the barrel hit the pulley wheel and then the bottom burst
F C F AmA shower of bricks rained down on me I didn't have a hope
C G CAs I lay there bleeding on the ground I let go of the bloody rope
C G CThe barrel now being heavier so started down once more
F C GIt landed right across me as I lay there on the floor
F C F AmIt broke three ribs and my left arm and I can only say
C G CI hope you`ll understand why I am not at work today
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