Mike's Big Book of Songs

Carpenter

carpenter make me a cedar box
with brass handles and sturdy locks
so the grave digger don't fill it with rocks
carpenter make me a cedar box

bartender close out my tab
keep the change and call me a cab
if the driver don't, the devil will take me
if ammonia won't, sulfur will wake me

undertaker buy me a wreath
with the gold that you steal from my teeth
i won't need them there underneath
undertaker buy me a wreath

bartender...

grave digger how much were you paid
to steal the body that the undertaker laid
in the cedar box that the carpenter made
grave digger how much were you paid

bartender...

stone carver carve me a stone
with these words let it be known
i was singing this song 'til my lips were sewn
stone carver carve me a stone

bartender...

©2003 Mike West

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