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BUCKETS OF STEEL (Al Oster)
Key of "C" * 3/4 * Moderate Waltz * Copyright © 1967 by Northland Music (Socan)

(1)
/(c) Buckets of / steel, /(f) rusty and /(c) old
/ Finished their / dredging and /(amin) digging for / gold
/(c) Mountains of / gravel on the /(f) river bank /(c) lay
The /(f) old Yukon /(c) dredge is /(g7) silent to /(c) day / .
/(amin) Gone is the / gold, the /(f) engines are / cold
/(c) Rusty and / old, /(g7) buckets of /(c) steel / /
/(f) Rusty and /(c) old, /(g7) buckets of /(c) steel / .
/(f) Rusty and /(c) old, /(g7) buckets of /(c) steel.

(2)
/(c) Buckets of / steel, for /(f) sixty long /(c) years
The/ engines were/ humming and /(am) turning the / gears
/(c) Grinding and / straining the /(f) chain goes a /(c) round
/(f) Taking those /(c)buckets /(g7) deep in the /(c) ground /.
/(amin) Digging on / down, /(f) searching a / round
/(c) Deep in the / ground, /(g7) buckets of /(c) steel / /
/(f) Rusty and /(c) old, /(g7) buckets of /(c) steel / .
/(f) Rusty and /(c) old, /(g7) buckets of /(c) steel.

(3)
/c Buckets of / steel, that /f rumble and /c roar
/ Digging up / gravel from the /amin river bed / floor
A /c fortune they've / carried from /f bedrock be /c low
/f Now it's all /c over the /g7 old dredge must /c go / .
The /amin bedrock be / low, is /f empty we / know
The /c dredge must / go, /g7 buckets of /c steel / /
/f Rusty and /c old, /g7 buckets of /c steel / .
/f Rusty and /c old, /g7 buckets of /c steel.

(4)
/c Buckets of / steel, are /f empty and /c still
The / engines are / silent, no /amin buckets to / fill
/c Resting there / under the /f blue northern /c sky
/f We will re /c member as /g7 we say good /c bye / .
/amin Empty and / still, no /f buckets to / fill
Re /c member we / will, /g7 buckets of /c steel / /
/f Rusty and /c old, /g7 buckets of /c steel / .
/f Rusty and /c old, /g7 buckets of /c steel.