That Tumbledown Shack (George Lambert)

“That Tumbledown Shack” Sheet Music (pdf).
“That Tumbledown Shack” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: George Lambert.
Tune: “That Tumbledown Shack in Athalone.”


I have worked like a jack
For that tumbledown shack
That you see standing up on the hill;
I have worked like a hoss
For the very same boss
That you see every day at the mill.
When I walk down the track
To the tumbledown shack,
I have visions of prosperity,
Of rebuilding that shack
When the boss pays me back
All the money he swindled from me.
When I walk down the track
To the tumbledown shack,
I have visions of prosperity,
Of rebuilding that shack
When the boss pays me back
All the money he swindled from me.

When you’re all organized,
You will then be surprised
At the changes we’ll have at the mill.
All the strikes will be won
When we go out as one;
Our demands will be granted at will.
Then, you’ll walk down the track
And tear down that old shack
That is standing ’way up on the hill.
When the boss gets the sack,
We can build a new shack,
And we won’t be swindled at the mill.
Then, you’ll walk down the track
And tear down that old shack
That is standing ’way up on the hill.
When the boss gets the sack,
Ae can build a new shack,
And we won’t be swindled at the mill.


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