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Thread #38643   Message #544275
Posted By: Mark Cohen
07-Sep-01 - 05:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Whoopie-Ti -Yi Get a job you old hip
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whoopie-Ti -Yi Get a job you old hip
I heard Pete Sutherland do it about 10 years ago at the Fiddle Tunes Festival. Not sure if he wrote it. If I can dig up the tape I'll post the words, but no doubt somebody will beat me to it. Let's see, the chorus went something like this:

Whoopee-ti-yi-yo, get a job, you old hippie
Trade your [denim and leather?] for a coat and a tie
Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, get upwardly mobile
For the almighty dollar will be your new high

Very 80s.

Aloha,
Mark