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Gutboard Blues

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By: Dave Jordan, 1969[1]

Well I'm off down the road every morning bout eight
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Going down to my job, and it's a job that I hate
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Hacking, cutting, gutting mutton gut on a contract basis
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I climb into my overalls and take my place as
The boss comes along, he tells me that
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I've got to strip and clip a stomach every second flat
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So I bust a gut just to get the job all done
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Cleaning hacking cutting mutton gut until the cows come home, so…
Sling em here, sling em there
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Those guts keep a-coming in from everywhere
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I'm up to my elbows in this dark green ooze
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I've got the slashing cutting bust-a-gutting Gutboard Blues
Now down through the chute with a slosh and a slop 
Those sheep guts drop and never seem to stop 
So I grab myself a stomach, I slit it wide 
Then I trim it and I scrape it till it's clean inside 
Then I turn on the hose and let the water run 
Toss it on the pile, and that's another one done 
The pace is hot, I stop a spot and mop my brow 
And my face has all been covered up with grass by now, so… 
Sling em here, sling em there
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Those guts keep a-coming in from everywhere
I've gotta have the money, and a beggar can't choose 
I've got the sloshing slopping never-stopping Gutboard Blues 
I got hydrochloric acid eating into my head 
My hair's turning green and I smell like I'm dead 
There's fellas all around me sloshing juice on my knees 
And the temperature's a-hitting bout a hundred degrees 
I've had a gutsfull of guts, I'm telling you true 
I don't think I could stomach one more ewe 
It's a way of making money and a living, but… 
Sheep… I hate your guts, so… 
Sling em here, sling em there
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Those guts keep a-coming in from everywhere
How else can I afford to live the life that I choose 
Without those acid-burning, stomach-churning, money-earning Gutboard Blues 

Created 2017 Jun 04 04:34

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Page last modified on 2017 Jun 05 10:18

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