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GUEST,Jacqued Songs about blacksmiths (66* d) RE: Songs about blacksmiths 14 Apr 04


Ingrid, try this:

        THE BLACKSMITH'S SON
(Johnny Collins - Pedlar of Songs)
Jack Henderson
Chorus
Me father is a blacksmith, I'm a blacksmith's son,
He taught me everything I know until the time had come.
That I had learnt me trade so well and then I could say true,
Me father is a blacksmith and now I'm a blacksmith too.

Now when I was a little lad I watched me father work,
He bid me fetch and carry and from that I'd never shirk.
I stood beside the forge all day waiting to lend a hand,
And watching all the different jobs so I could understand.
Chorus

And in my youth I learned more skills working by his side,
Made ploughshares and implements and learned to take a pride -
In helping him to shoe a horse, help him to mend a wheel,
And help him with the other jobs until I got the feel.
Chorus

In course of time I was his match, we worked as man to man,
We gained a reputation as the best fits in the land.
But now me father's old and frail and doesn't work so free,
He stands beside me little lad who stands there watching me.
Chorus

So now the circle's gone full turn another little lad,
Stands beside the blacksmith's forge waiting for his dad.
I bid him fetch and carry and look forward to the day,
When he has learned all that I know and he'll turn round and say -

Me father is a blacksmith, I'm a blacksmith's son,
He taught me everything I know until the time had come.
That I had learnt me trade so well and then I could say true,
Me father is a blacksmith and now I'm a blacksmith too


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