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Being a masonry laborer when I was younger is a contributing factor to my back problems. Carrying two tongs of bricks up a couple stories is hard work and I don't miss it. 

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It may be the song that Chris mentioned where at an Irishman's wake the corpse is revived because Irish whisky is spilled on him when things get rowdy that there is the line, "In the eyes of the world he carried a hod."

"By hammer and hand all arts do stand."

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The part that I thought about is:

"While working on the 14th floor, some bricks I had to clear

Now, to throw them down from such a height was not a good idea

The foreman wasn't very pleased, he being an awkward sod

He said I'd have to cart them down the ladders in me hod" 

I'll leave the fun part for the interested reader to find, as a paraphrased retelling doesn't do it justice. A quick Google search brings up the lyrics and the YouTube video. 

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Oh listen to the song! It's a little hard to understand the fellow until he starts singing then it comes through clear.

How many times did he get hit in the head? I lost count. I do admire his determination in not letting go of the rope till the end. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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