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Lyr/Chords Req: Steel Men

mkebenn 14 Feb 01 - 07:56 AM
Snuffy 14 Feb 01 - 09:29 AM
GUEST 14 Feb 01 - 04:13 PM
Snuffy 14 Feb 01 - 05:40 PM
GUEST,mkebenn@work 14 Feb 01 - 06:29 PM
Susanne (skw) 14 Feb 01 - 08:27 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: STEEL MEN
From: mkebenn
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 07:56 AM

Help, gang. This song was recorded by Jimmy Dean in the early sixties, and I've got most of it, but I think I'm missing something. Starts:

Out on the rocky western coast at Vancouver by the sea,
In a place that's known as second narrows they were buildin' a bridge of steel.

No help in DT or cowpie, but if I didn't know Big Bad John I would now. LOL Mike


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Steel Men
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 09:29 AM

They hammered, nailed, and they riveted
And the welding torches were bright
They were putting a strap on the river's back
And the River started to bite

I remember it sung by a British singer (Roger Whittaker? - but he was from Kenya or something).

Post what you've got and I'll see if I can fill in the blanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: STEEL MEN
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 04:13 PM

2nd verse: yours, pretty much.

3rd Along about the eighteenth day of June in nineteen fifty plus eight,
People were fishin' from the shore and the day was gettin' late.
The wind was tuggin' at the ? trees, but a steel man knows no fear.
If someone wanted to bridge the Pacific, well, a steel man would be there.

4th. All of a sudden the wind kicked up and blew as hard as it could.
That steel bridge shook like a leaf in the breeze and it snapped like a stick of wood.
The girders buckled and the rivets popped and the water heard the cries.
As that steel bridge shook off workin' men like a hound dog shakes off flies.

Refrain between every two:
Steel men, workin' on a bridge to cross that water,
Steel men, workin' on a bridge of steel...

Like I said, I got most, but I think there was a last couplet. Mike

HTML line breaks added, spelling corrected. --JoeClone, 30-Jan-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Steel Men
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 05:40 PM

The refrain was:

Steel men, workin' on a bridge to cross that water,
Steel men, workin' on a bridge of steel (repeated
)

but the last time instead of the repeat it went

Steel men, aint a-goin' home to sons and daughters
Steel men, livin' and dyin' by steel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Steel Men
From: GUEST,mkebenn@work
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 06:29 PM

HEY Snuffy, I think that's what I felt was missing! Thanks alot.. Mike


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Steel Men
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 08:27 PM

I thought you wanted Brian McNeill's song about Andrew Carnegie ...


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