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Lookin' The Loan Of A Spade

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LOOKIN’ THE LOAN OF A SPADE 4/4 (COLUM SANDS 1989)

Lyrcis and chords fit Colum Sands’ version from ‚The March Ditch’ album with capo on 2nd fret. The song was redorded as a duet by Colum and his brother Tommy with one of them doing the parts below in normal writing, the other the cursive words and those in fat letters by the two of them togehter. Guitar chords by Marc Fahrbach

Is (D)that yourself? - Indeed it is - Well you're a (A)stranger (D)here,
I (G)don't know when I (D)seen you last, it (A)must be more than a year,
(G)How are you doin'? - I'm (D)not so bad and (A7)what about, your(D)self? -
No (G)use com(A)plaining (D)I sup(G)pose, as (D)long as we've (A)got the (D)health.

No (G)use com(A)plaining (D)I sup(G)pose, as (D)long as we've (A)got the (D)health.

(D)Where are you now? - I'm still at home, it's the brother that (A)went a(D)way,
My (G)fater he said that if (D)one of us left, the (A)other would have to stay,
Sure (G)jobs are gettin' (D)very scarce, the (A7)unemployment's a (D)curse -
But (G)still I sup(A)pose as the (D)fella (G)says, it's (D)bad that (A)couldn't be (D)worse

But (G)still I sup(A)pose as the (D)fella (G)says, it's (D)bad that (A)couldn't be (D)worse.

(D)Terrible weather altogether, it's never (A)goin' to (D)clear -
Do you (G)know what I'm goin' to (D)tell you though, it's (A)not bad for the time of the year
Sure a (G)sup of rain never done (D)very much harm, the (A)grass could do with a (D)drop,
I'd (G)pass no re(A)marks on a (D)skift or (G)two, as (D)long as there's (A)not a (D)slap.

I'd (G)pass no re(A)marks on a (D)skift or (G)two, as (D)long as there's (A)not a (D)slap.

- Aye a (D)slap's the last thing that we need, for our wee (A)meadow's in (D)hay,
Do you (G)mind the trade we (D)had last year comin' (A)up thon bit of a brea -
The (G)mountain's comin' (D)very close, I (A)don't like the look of the (D)sky,
The (G)forecast (A)talked a(D)bout a (G)change, but you (D)mightn't be(A)lieve thon (D)boys.

The (G)forecast (A)talked a(D)bout a (G)change, but you (D)mightn't be(A)lieve thon (D)boys.

- I sup(D)pose I'd better be headin' on, I've held your (A)back e(D)nough,
I was (G)clearin' up at the (D)back of the house, the (A)garden's very rough,
I (G)broke the spade and it's (D)awkward when you've (A)only got a (D)graip,
And un(G)less I (A)can get the (D)loan of a (G)spade, the (D)garden will (A)have to (D)wait.
Un(G)less I (A)can get the (D)loan of a (G)spade, the (D)garden will (A)have to (D)wait.

Aye a (D)spade's an awful, missly thing, there's the (A)sun a(D)gain,
But it's (G)only a pet, it will (D)never keep up, I (A)felt a spit of rain
Would (G)you be usin' your (D)spade today? - To (A)tell you the truth I'm (D)not,
For I (G)lent it to (A)you a (D)year a(G)go, and (D)since then I (A)never (D)saw it.

For I (G)lent it to (A)you a (D)year a(G)go, and (D)since then I (A)never (D)saw it.

 

...Ah well, there is no harm in askin’, isn’t it?...

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