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Thread #65906   Message #3305640
Posted By: GUEST,999
10-Feb-12 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: The Close Shave (Bob Bickerton)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Close Shave Chords
It uses basically the same chords as the traditional song, Barrack Street.

Come gather round you diggers who work the goldfields rare,
It's of a trick was played on me which caused me to despair,
I came to town the other day my hard earned gold to trade,
'Twas there I met a pretty maid, who did my heart betray.
Her lips were red as roses, her eyes a deep sky blue,
Her hair as yellow as the gold, she stole from me and you.

She took me to a public house and there we did imbibe,
In whiskey and strong porter, and dreadful stuff besides,
It's then she asked me up to bed, to which I did agree,
But truth to tell I fell asleep, before she earned her fee.

You can hear Nic Jones--he has a wonderful voice--doing Barrack Street at

If it still presenting a problem, please post back and indicate the key you'd like the chords in, ok? It's fairly straight-forward.