The Sick Note

A song in the key of G

Words by Pat Cooksey
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Abc sheet music for Sick Note, The
X:2216 T:Sick Note, The T:Bricklayer's Song, The R:song H:Words by Pat Cooksey Z:id:hn-song-44 M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G D | G2A B2B | D2E G2B | A2G G2F | G3 z (AB) | c2c c2c | B2d d2B | A2G A2B | A3 z2 B | c2d e2c | B2c d2B | A2B A2G | E3 z DE | G2A B2B | D2E G2B | A2G G2F | G3 z2 || W:Dear Sir, I write this note to you to tell you of me plight W:And at the time of writing I am not a pretty sight W:Me body is all black and blue, me face a deathly gray W:And I write this note to say why Paddy's not at work today W: W:While working on the fourteenth floor some bricks I had to clear W:Now to throw the bricks from such a height was not a good idea W:The foreman wasn't very pleased, he being an awkward sod W:He said I'd have to cart them down the ladders in me hod W: W:Now clearing all these bricks by hand it was so very slow W:So I hoisted up a barrel and secured the rope below W:But in me haste to do the job I was too blind to see W:That a barrel full of building bricks was heavier than me W: W:So when I untied the rope the barrel fell like lead W:And clinging tightly to the rope I started up instead W:I shot up like a rocket 'til to my dismay I found W:That halfway up I met the bloody barrel coming down W: W:Well, the barrel broke me shoulder as to the ground it sped W:And when I reached the top I banged the pulley with me head W:I clung on tight though numb with shock from this almighty blow W:And the barrel spilled out half the bricks fourteen floors below W: W:Now, when these bricks had fallen from the barrel to the floor W:I then outweighed the barrel and so started down once more W:Still clinging tightly to the rope I sped towards the ground W:And I landed on the broken bricks that were all scattered round W: W:Well, I lay there groaning on the ground I thought I'd passed the worst W:When the barrel hit the pulley wheel and then the bottom burst W:A shower of bricks rained down on me, I hadn't got a hope W:As I lay there moaning on the ground, I let go the bloody rope W: W:The barrel then being heavier it started down once more W:And landed right across me as I lay upon the floor W:It broke three ribs and my left arm and I can only say W:That I hope you'll understand why Paddy's not at work today
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