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Don't Forget Your Shovel
Christie Hennessy
notes: Popularized by Christy Moore.
Don’t Forget Your Shovel

G                                                              C
Don’t forget your shovel if you want to go to work
                                                               G
Don’t forget your shovel if you want to go to work
                                                               C
Don’t forget your shovel if you want to go to work
                                                       Am               D
Or you’ll end up where you came from like the rest of us
                                   G
Diggin’, diggin’... Yodleodleo...

And don’t forget your shoes and socks and shirt and tie and all
And don’t forget your shoes and socks and shirt and tie and all
And don’t forget your shoes and socks and shirt and tie and all
Mr. Murphy’s afraid you’ll make a claim if you take a fall...
Yodleodleo...

Enoch Foley give us a job diggin’ our way to Annascaul
Enoch Foley give us a job diggin’ our way to Annascaul
Enoch Foley give us a job diggin’ our way to Annascaul
When we’re finished diggin’ there he’ll close the hole and all
Yodleodleo...

And if you want to do it, don’t you do it again’ the wall
And if you’re goin’ to do it, don’t you do it again’ the wall
Ye’ll never see a toilet on a buildin’ site at all
But there's a shed up in the corner where they won't see you atall
Yodleodleo...

We all want to get to heaven, but we’re always diggin’ holes
We all want to get to heaven, but we’re always diggin’ holes
We all want to get to heaven, but we’re always diggin’ holes
Well there’s one thing you can say: we know where we are goin’
Diggin’, Diggin’...

Now there’s 6,559 Paddies over there in London all tryin’ to dig their way back
home to Annascaul, and very few o’ them boys is goin’ to get back at all ... and I
think that’s terrible

So don’t forget your shovel if you want to go to work
And don't forget your shovel if you want to go to work
No, don’t forget your shovel if you want to go to work
Or you’ll end up where you come from like the rest of us
Diggin’, diggin’, diggin’... Yodleodleo.