The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #273   Message #934
Posted By: hartley@toto.pitton.com
27-Dec-96 - 06:17 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Hiring Fair (Ralph McTell)
Subject: RE: The Hiring Fair
Sorry, my computer skills are still developing. Rest of the song--

Continue first verse--

And before I hired with Grady,
He was very nice to me
He promised me eggs and bacon,
But he never shook hands with me.

Chorus: Saying, you're welcome with me Johnny. And you know I'm a decent man
But little did I know what I had to do for Grandy Ultsterban.

2nd V
When I went up to me bed at night, I let an awful bawl
The fleas they led a fierce attack
And I got no sleep at all.
When I went down to me breakfast
What do you think I did see
But a dozen hungry children saying
Is there anything left for me
Chorus: Oh you're welcome with me, etc.

3rd V
I worked on Grady's farm
Till I was an awful sight
Me bones were pushing through me skin
For a worked for morn to night
One day I died and passed away
And Grady gave a grin
Saying, "He'll make good fertilizer
And there's plenty more like him.
Chorus: Oh, you're welcome with me, etc.

I sing the last chorus twice and end with "HEY". I think I sing it in G, but I haven't worked out the tab. I play it on a strum stick or mountain dulcimer by ear. Hope this helps. Let me know if you would like me to work out tab.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 2-May-03.