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JACK OF MANY TRADES Stompin' Tom Connors - 1975 Down in the Manpower office I was lookin' for work When along comes a fellah in a big white shirt He said "You'll have to state your occupation, Son" He broke the lead of his pencil when I said "Which one?" I'm the Jack of many trades I took a hundred school grades I wore out more axe blades Hammers, picks and dolls teeth, I'm the Jack of many trades I'm a master of 'em all I'm a Fisherman, a Fireman, Repairman, a Cowboy, Roof Thatcher, Dog Catcher, Paymaster, Bellboy, Giant Killer, Diamond Driller, Pig Swiller, Milkman, Gas Pumper, Coal Dumper, Bounty Hunter, Bakerman, Surveyor, Bricklayer, Hockey Player, DeeJay, High Rigger, Grave Digger, Cotton Picker, Chess Player, I'm the Jack of many trades I took a hundred school grades I wore out more axe blades Hammers, picks and dolls teeth, I'm the Jack of many trades I'm a master of 'em all I'm a Farmer, Snake Charmer, Doctor, a Lawyer, Muleskinner, Catskinner, Poker Player, Sawyer, Floor Sweeper, Meter Reader, Miner, Bum and Roamer, Moss Ligger, Ticker Tacker, Lumberjack, Astronomer, Blood Donor, Matador, Stevedore, Gunslinger, Pub Singer, Bell Ringer, Bookmaker, Dry Cleaner, I'm the Jack of many trades I took a hundred school grades I wore out more axe blades Hammers, picks and dolls teeth, I'm the Jack of many trades I'm a master of 'em all I'm a Blacksmith, Junkman, Factory Worker, Lawman, Bus Driver, Cab Driver, Truck Driver, Weatherman, Squid Jigger, Babysitter, Carpenter, Psychiatrist, Body Man, Serviceman, Tailor, Archaeologist, Homemaker, Lawbreaker, Leaf Raker, Paperboy, A Busboy, a Water Boy, Black Boy, Loverboy, I'm the Jack of many trades I took a hundred school grades I wore out more axe blades Hammers, picks and dolls teeth, I'm the Jack of many trades I'm a master of 'em all I'm an Oil Man, Train Man, a Garbage Collector, Mechanic, Professor, Teacher, Movie Director, Shoemaker, Cocainer, Bartender, Veterinary, Plumber, Tobacco Man, Barber and Plate Setter, Recorder, Salesman, Postman, Jailerman, Storeman, Butcher Man, Hydro Man, Potato Man, I'm the Jack of many trades I took a hundred school grades I wore out more axe blades Hammers, picks and dolls teeth, I'm the Jack of many trades I'm a master of 'em all And if you have a job around, Sir I'd be the man to call, Sir I'd be the man to call (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2003)

    


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