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Working Man's Blues, song lyrics

Song: Workin' Man's Blues
Lyrics: Al Rogers(1)(2)

Music: Al Rogers
Year: 1954(1)
Genre: Country
Country: USA


I don't think there's ever been,
A man so sick and sore,
Of seeing the shape this world is in,
My blood boils more and more,
All over this ol' big wide world,
It goes the same old way,
The little man does the work and worry,
While the big man gets the pay.
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You see a guy driving down the street,
In a great big limousine,
You think he's real intelligent,
To afford such a nice machine,
Now it ain't him that's got the brains,
He's just another wheel,
That couldn't pour water out of a boot,
With directions on the heel.

My dear mama always told me,
Days like this I'd see,
But she didn't say they'd come in bunches,
Like bananas on a tree,
I think I'll become a hermit,
And take up to the hills,
For living in a world like this,
I'm ^ ^(4) to the gills.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
My dear mama always told me,
Days like this I'd see,
But she didn't say they'd come in bunches,
Like bananas on a tree,
I think I'll become a hermit,
And take up to the hills,
For living in a world like this,
I'm ^ ^(4) to the gills.


Notes:

1 - Released on "X" Records #0064, 1954, which was later changed to Vik Records, a subsidiary of RCA Victor.

2 - Al Rogers biography from Hillbilly Music

3 - Transcribed January 2016.

4 - ^ is for each syllable I could not transcribe with certainty. If you know that these words are, please click on the About page above and let us know that they are; Thank you.