Woad --- Trad. and Anon. --- ttto: Men of Harlech
the [Em]use of [G]wearing
[C]Hats or spats or [D7]shoes with laces?
[G]Vests or [C]pants you [G]buy in places
[G]Down on [D7]Brompton [G]Road?
the [Em]use of [G]shirts
[C]Studs that always [D7]get forgotten?
[G]Such af-[C]fairs are [G]simply rotten,
[G]Better [D7]far is [G]woad.
the stuff to show men.
[G]Woad to scare your foemen.
[G]Boil it [Em]to a [G]brilliant [Em]blue
And [G]rub it on your [Em]legs and your ab-[G]domen.
[A7]Anything as good as [D7]woad to fit on
[G]Neck or [C]knees or [G]where you sit on.
[G]Tailors, [D7]be you [G]blowed!
[C]All dressed up in [D7]tin and flannel.
[G]Half-a-[C]pint of [G]woad per man’ll
[G]Clothe us [D7]more than [G]these.
[Em]you may [G]save
[C]Building beds for [D7]bugs in britches.
[G]We have [C]woad to [G]clothe us, which is
[G]Not a [D7]nest for [G]fleas.
save your armour,
[G]Saxons, your pyjamas.
[G]Hairy [Em]coats were [G]made for [Em]goats
Go-[G]rillas, yaks, re-[Em]triever dogs, and [G]llamas.
on [G]Snowdon [C]with
your [G]woad on,
[A7]Never mind if you get [D7]rained of snowed on.
[G]Never [C]need a [G]button sewed-on.
[G]Bottoms-[D7]up to [G]woad!
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