Steel Men Lyrics

Steel men Hey
Working on a bridge of steel
Steel men Hey
Working on a bridge of steel

Out on the rocky western coast
Up Vancouver by the sea
At a place that's know as second narrows
They we're buildin' a bridge of Steel

Well they hammered and they cut and they riveted
And the welding torches were bright
Makin' a strap on the rivers back
Sweat a bored man day til night

Steel men Hey
Working on a bridge to cross (that water)
Steel men Ho
Working on a bridge of steel

Well it happened on the eighteenth day of June
Back in nineteen fifty plus eight
People were fishing on the shore
The day was a gettin late

Now the wind was tuggin at the maple trees
But a steel man knows no fear
If somebody wanted to bridge the Pacific
Well a steel man would be there

Steel men Hey
Working on a bridge to cross (that water)
Steel men Ho
Working on a bridge of steel

Well all of a sudden now the wind picked
And blew as hard as it could
And that steel bridge shook like a leaf in the breeze
And it snapped like a stick of wood

Now the girders buckled and the rivets broke
And the water heard the cry
And that steel bridge shook off the working men
Like a hound dog shakes off flys (AAH)

Steel men Hey
Working on a bridge to cross (that water)
Steel men Ho
Working on a bridge of steel

Eighteen men just as hard as nails
And eager as a brand new bride
And as the clock on the tower said quarter of four
All eighteen had died

Steel men Hey
Working on a bridge to cross (that water)
Steel men Ho
Working on a bridge of steel

Steel men Hey
Ain't going back to (wife and daughter)
Steel men Ho
Livin and a dyin by steel
Livin and a dyin by steel (hey)
Livin and a dyin by steel

Steel men Hey
Working on a bridge of steel
Steel men Hey