Man at the Hardware Store

Here’s a song to help support your local hardware store.

The Man at the Hardware Store
By Bret Hesla, © 2010

Come join me friends let us sing praise
Go take it to the man
Of him who lifts us from malaise
Go take it to the man
Come lay your problems at his door
Go take it to the man
Where Bloomington meets Twenty-four
Go take it to the man

Chorus: Go take it to the man
Go take it to the man
At the Welna Hardware Store.
You’ll find what you’re after
In one of those tiny drawers
Just take it to the man at the hardware store

2. All you who know the deep despair …
Of way-too-complex home repairs …
He know your needs and where to start …
Just bring in your broken parts …

3. He’ll spend ten minutes of his time …
To listen and to help you find …
A tiny nut in aisle ten …
And that’ll run you thirteen cents …

4. If your grandpa, like mine, has died …
and you need knowhow , he’s your guy …
you’ll feel a comfort deep within …
just looking at his weathered hands …

5. My toaster had a broken cord …
I got a new one at his store …
He smiled to hear my fix-it news
And he responded “good for you”

6. You could buy paint at Depot-Mart
And save nine cents on every quart
Then you could talk your project through
With someone there who’s got no clue, or take it to the man …

7. No, bring your list where we do throng …
To him who’s legacy is long …
Bring all your troubles to his door …
Where Bloomington meets Twenty-Four
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Be sure to adapt this for your friendly woman at the hardware store, perhaps “Go take it to the ma’am”

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