Goldwatch blues

 

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1. I went up for my interview on the fourth day of July,

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    personnel man he questioned me, till I nearly died.

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    Made me fill in forms, until I shook with fear,

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    about the colour of my toilet-room and if my cousin`s queer.

 

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    Here`s your goldwatch and the shackles for your chain,

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and a piece of paper, saying that you left here sane.

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And if you have a son, who wants a good career,

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just get him to sign on the dotted line, and work for fifty years.

 

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2. He asked me how many,  jobs I`ve had before,

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    he nearly had a heart-attack, when I answered : four!

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    Four jobs in twenty years, that can never be,

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    we only take a man,  who`ll work until he dies.  + CHORUS

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3. He took me outside to where the gravestones stand in line.

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    This is where we bury them, quick stone and in lime.

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    And if you come to wok for us, this you must agree,

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    that if you`re going to die, please do it during tea-break. + CHORUS

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4. This story that you`ve heard, you may think rather queer,

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    but it`s the truth, you`d be surprised to hear.

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    I didn`t really want, a job upon the board,

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    I just wanted to take a broom, and sweep the bloody floor. + CHORUS

 

    (Donovan)