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Thread #76431   Message #2984130
Posted By: GUEST,mg
10-Sep-10 - 04:03 PM
Thread Name: songs about building boats/ships?
Subject: Lyr Add: SOLDER AND WELD(?)
I have one about the welders on the old ships..

See if I can recall it...

Solder and weld solder and weld
I once was a student but I was expelled
I told my old man and he hollered and yelled
Didn't raise you to solder and weld dear Billy
Didn't raise you to solder and weld

I got me a torch I got me a lamp
Got me an ache and I got me a cramp
I hang upside down in the cold and the damp
All day as I solder and weld ---- all day as I solder and weld

I hang upside down in the hull of a ship
And I pray that my fingers will not lose their grip
I know what would happen if they ever should slip
There'd be no more solder and weld for poor Billy
Be no more solder and weld

We breathe in the mold we breathe in the dust
we breathe in asbestos we breath in the rust
there's not any air us welders can trust
all day as we solder and weld how it smelled
all day as we solder and weld

Some day i'll ask the God who made steel
did you think of the heat us poor welders would feel
it makes the hereafter seem a little more real
just don't make me solder and weld for eternity don't make me solder and weld