From the album Mama Wears A Hard Hat
Copyright 2006, 2011 by Deborah B. Seymour/BMI/Herkimer Productions
You say that you’re a handy man, that you know how to use
A hammer, a nail, you’ve gotta a pocket full of screws
You tell me you can help me with all my home repairs
That you’ve got all the know how and lots of parts to spare
Well, I don’t see no hard hat and where’re your working shoes?
If you ain’t got a license, boy: don’t you mess with my tools!
(But you say)What about your plumbing? Girl, it seems that you have got
A spigot running cold when it should be running hot
You say you’ll show me how your snake can make my waters flow
That a little plunging action should tidy up my bowl
Well, I don’t see no coveralls like what you s’posed to use
If you ain’t got protection, boy: don’t you mess with my tools!
I may be a woman, but I know a thing or two
‘Cause I’ve done enough repairs from being with guys like you
So stay out of my work room, keep your fingers of my pliers
Hands of my breakers, no messin’ with those wires
Okay, Okay, you say, you are right and I was wrong
I ain’t no carpenter, I ain’t no plumber, you knew that all along!
So let’s not let these flying sparks give rise to more suspicion
C’mon, babe! Let’s work it out! You know I’m a mighty fine electrician
If you ain’t got the no- how, boy, don’t you mess with my…
If you ain’t got protection, boy: don’t you mess with my
If you ain’t got a license, boy: don’t you mess with my tools