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Jim Colbert 28 Mar 03 - 02:13 PM
Clinton Hammond 28 Mar 03 - 02:18 PM
Clinton Hammond 28 Mar 03 - 02:37 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Stonecutter- James Keelaghan
From: Jim Colbert
Date: 28 Mar 03 - 02:13 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to this handy? I wanted to share it with someone and don't have the cd booklet with me. I do have the disc, so no need to go out of your way, but if anyone has it readily available...

wonderful song...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stonecutter- James Keelaghan
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 Mar 03 - 02:18 PM

gimme 5 minutes Jim...

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Subject: Lyr Add: STONECUTTER (James Keelaghan)
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 Mar 03 - 02:37 PM


James Keelaghan 2001 Tranquilla Music

If you're down by Queen and Britain streets
You'll find stonecutter's lane
And the house that my Grandfather built
Where I was born and raised
My Granddad was a mason
And my father in his time
When my time came I signed
As an apprentice lad

The early 1900's were a rich fat afternoon
We were cutting stone like demons
No work was done too soon
We were hired out on 7 jobs and so to take the slack
We put out advertisments for
Apprentice lads

You'd never find a better crew
Yes they knew what work was
Cornices and Lintels
They laid stone like they were gods
To hear the hammers ring out
You'd think it was a song

In August 1914
In the sultry summer heat
They took a vote in Ottawa
The drums began to beat
Honour, glory, us or them
The story doesn't change
To a man they all enlisted,
My Apprentice lads

I couldn't say that I agreed
Yeah I knew what war was
It was worker killing worker for
Some politician's cause
Off to battle they all marched
They gasses them at Cambrai
The dogs of war had done
For my apprentice lads

In 1916 fire broke out
Parliament was razed
The call went out for masons
To rebuild and to re-lay
The contract of a lifetime
The house upon the hill

They came out from Vancoubver
They came down from Montreal
Master masons everyone
They were answering the call
There was no mand under 30
No man whose work I didn't know
The fields of France had swallowed
The apprentice lads

It's 1921 now
I'm standing on the peak
About to cap the Peace Tower off
There's no one here can speak
The morter for that stone we mixed
With clay from Flander's Fields
And laid it in it's place
For those apprentice lads

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stonecutter (James Keelaghan)
From: Jim Colbert
Date: 31 Mar 03 - 12:00 PM

Thank you, sir...

(what a great song!)


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