Lord give me a job of work to do?
Post some songs about work, no work, too much work, unions, bosses...Whaddaya got?
Here's some ball rollers-
A Job Of Work To Do-Tom Paxton
U.S. Steel-Tom Paxton
I'm The Man That Builds The Bridges-Tom Paxton
Peg & Awl-The Carolina Tar Heels
Talkin' Hard Work-Woody Guthrie
Union Maid-Judy Collins & Pete Seeger
Corrido De Dolores Huerta-Los Lobos & the UFW
Working In A Coal Mine-Lee Dorsey
Chain Gang-Sam Cooke
I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night-Joan Baez
Stay away from that girl Neal. I love you like a brother, but I'll fight ya for her.
What Hope said-the more, the better. This is for one of my many thematic song lists. You can post 20 links if you post 10 under "source" ;)
- Melting MediaLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
The original unadulterated "Which Side Are You On?" by Florence Reece
"Will you be a gun thug, or will you be a man?"
Ian Hunter "Morons"
(Still gives me chills. I am a moron that you declared war on.)
Steve Earle "Oxycontin Blues"
Paul Robeson "Ol Man River"
Billy Bragg "Which Side Are You On?"
Dropkick Murphys "Heroes Of Our Past"
Dropkick Murphys "Boys On The Docks"
Tom Morello "Solidarity Forever"
- 13AcrossLv 78 years ago
Lots of applicants, plenty to go around if no-one's too greedy, I'll just pick off a couple
Bing Crosby, Brother Can You Spare A Dime
Gary US Bonds, Out Of Work
[Edit] The more the better you say? Ok.
Howlin' Wolf, Work For Your Money - not on YouTube
Lonnie Johnson, Working Man's Blues - not on YouTube
Big Bill Broonzy, Unemployment Stomp
Average White Band, Work To Do
Marianne Faithfull, cover of Working-Class Hero
Sleepy John Estes, Working Man Blues
Blind Boy Fuller, Working Man Blues
Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Working Man
Lou Reed & John Cale, Work
Jimmy Rogers, Hard Working Man
Continued in "source"Source(s): Van Morrison, I've Been Working http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqd1mv0Gsaw Pete Townshend, Keep On Working http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rypER2gHdcs The Pretty Things, cover of Big Boss Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp_NIBu-xEM Billy Bragg, There Is Power In A Union http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CkFPyH8v1c The Rolling Stones, Factory Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5950v0kTJg Bruce Springsteen, Factory (outtake, for a change) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeHsl_owrAk Warren Zevon, The Factory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLkG0M4eHw0 Bruce Springsteen, Working On The Highway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMxdTNB0cbo Bob Dylan, North Country Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqHD5XZUosI Half Man Half Biscuit, ITMA (translation available on request) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=713xBCJBzx0 Woody Guthrie, Jackhammer Blues GONmXDUdaxg
- 8 years ago
Song From a Cotton Field ~ Bessie Brown
Now I'm a Farmer ~ The Who
Miner's Prayer ~ Dwight Yoakam
Pick a Bale of Cotton ~ Lead Belly
Youngstown ~ The Boss
I've Been Working on the Railroad ~ John Denver (@2:16)
I was looking for a good version of the *whole* song but couldn't find it
Revenue Man Blues ~ Charley Patton
Willin' ~ The Tucson Queen
Working for the Man ~ Roy Orbison
King Harvest ~ The Band
@ Marty.... You can have her, brudda. My life's credo is "Bro's Before Ho's"
- elizabethLv 68 years ago
Nine to Five - Dolly Parton
Workin' for a Livin' - Huey Lewis & The News
Working Class Hero - John Lennon
(more to follow)
Working Man Blues - Merle Haggard
Working for the Man - Roy Orbison
Working on the Highway - Bruce Springsteen
@Hope: Sorry I took your choices :( I'll try to be more restrained in the future.
Okay, last one (I hope) Manic Monday - The Bangles
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- KmanLv 68 years ago
Hey Marty, Neal, no need to fight.....I'll take her to avoid fisticuffs between the two of you.
My mothers father and brothers worked in a coal mine in southern Illinois, so gotta go with the late Grampa Jones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjB_Zfd2LgE
Back to the time when the Iron Horse ruled the land
A tribute to the truck driver by the man in black http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMSwWVlmGd8
- 8 years ago
Liz took most of mine! Not fair!! lol
Heres Green Day's cover of Working Class Hero
Brown Sugar -- Rolling Stones
I shall think of more
Everybody's Working The Weekend -- Loverboy (Thats right lol. These guys are actually from my home province)
Hard Day's Night -- The Beatles
Proud Mary -- CCR
@Elizabeth--No! I was only kidding! Don't hold back!
- wenerLv 44 years ago
First-class query. Job felt deserted with the aid of God. Job's neighbors said Job need to have performed some thing improper to make God mad.(they were incorrect, keep in mind) Job spends a at the same time defending himself from their accusations. Job cries out to God watching for answers. God tells Job that he is a bit speck and can not fully grasp the typical world, so how does he expect to understand God's master plan? The publication teaches a number of very fundamental standards. 1. God is just not the writer of human struggling. 2. God is not vindictive towards people. Three. God does now not invariably give us answers. Many times He just reminds us of our position within the universe and asks us to trust Him for a at the same time. Four. God may allows for us to head through trials, but he does not leave us out to dry.
- Rg4Lv 78 years ago
Many of my choices are gone. No prob, my job involves putting people to work..
Van Morrison - "Cleaning Windows"
The Silhouettes - "Get a Job"
Johnny Paycheck - "Take this Job and Shove It'
Tom Waits - "I Can't Wait to Get Off Work"
Billy Joel - "Allentown"
Loretta Lynn - "Coal Miner's Daughter"
Billie Holiday - "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
Jimmy Reed - "Big Boss Man"
The Kinks - "Get Back in Line"
Steely Dan - "Dirty Work'Source(s): Canned Heat - "Let's Work Together" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsRUi51QWM4 Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Working for MCA" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTtaflRXBCg The Who - "The Dirty Jobs" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyFQ7uoeJMM Bachman-Turner Overdrive - "Takin' Care of Business" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-R9S1m4dA Rush - "Working Man" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIGKlicb8n0 Easybeats - "Friday On My Mind" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJLoYd8xak Elvis Costello - "Welcome Back to the Working Week" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBVyr9Ju8tU R.E.M. - "Finest Worksong" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=559eWB93jW4 Drive By Truckers - "This F---ing Job" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzjtD7O_cD8 ...and no list can be complete until we blow it all off and... Todd Rundgren - "Bang the Drum All Day" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZjavMEeXF4
- 8 years ago
Jimmy "baby face" Lewis ... Mailman Blues .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly34VGNX9Ro
Sam "lightnin" Hopkins .... Cotton .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFN9lebEvF0
The Fendermen singin about some, must be really wacky, Mule Skinner Blues ..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjPjzHzqZNE
Now I ain't sher what this job intells. It's either pretty good or pretty crappy.
"harmonica" Frank Floyd .... Scoop a Boop a Doodler ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxa-JW9kOms