“THE LUMBER SONG” - ELI "The Lumber Song" eli eli on Forefront Records (C)1998 Andy Coleman (C) 1998 eli and Forefront Records Intro starts with acoustic guitar playing: C--C--C--C (hammering on to b# with index finger of the C chord) The intro goes like this: C--G--A--F C--G--A C--G--A--F C--G--A--F C GSaid a friend to a friend one day, A F Was a man who passed away C G A St. Peter met him at the gate C G Pete said: "Walk with me if you will A FI'll take you to the house you built" C G F Man said: "I can't wait!" C GPassed a mansion made of stone A F But with each new house he's shown C G A They get smaller by degrees C GStopped in front of a two room shack A F Pete said hope you're happy with that C G C Man said: "How can this be?" Pete said: Chorus: F G Am Em That's all the lumber--that's all the lumber F G C that's all the lumber you sent F G Am Em Looks like the builder--man he's got your number F G C That's all the lumber you sent (intro) C G Man didn't know what to say Am Em poor guy was blown away C G Am Said: "you mean this is what I deserve?" C G Pete said: "I'm afraid it's so Am F It's too late but now you know C G F Shoulda done better work" C GSaid: You mean not lie and cheat Am F and helpin' old ladies across the street? C G Am Pete says: Well, that's a start C GRemember that man back in that great big house? Am F He found out early what it's all about C G C Built that place with his heart--as for you (chorus) Bridge: Bb Am What if that man was me Bb Am And I failed that miserably F C G You're showin' me things I don't wanna see (intro) C G St. Peter if you can Am F Send me back to earth again C G Am Is that somethin' you can do? C G Pete said: It ain't up to me Am F If it was I'd like to see C G F How you plan to improve C G Said: I'd love God and fellow man Am F Take a wife and make a stand C G Am Be the givinest guy I can be C GAnd when I get back to this neighborhood Am (stop and when you get to the word "wood": High C slide down to low C) There'd be a big gigantic pile of wood C G C And I'd say: What's this I see?--You'd tell me (chorus2x--end on: C--G--A--Bb) I💿💿💿💿💿💿💿💿💿💿💿💿 Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.  Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.  I do not claim rights or ownership to any possible copyrighted material such as audio or images used in this video. All rights belong to their respective owners. I own a legal copy of this product and support the official release. This video only serves to promote the original artist(s), songwriter(s), record label and their content.  No money is being made and no copyright infringement is intended. This video was made purely for entertainment purposes.‬‬
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