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Lyr Req: I Just Can't Wait (Campbell, Dunkerley)

GUEST,malcolm hobbs 01 Aug 08 - 09:52 AM
Paul Burke 01 Aug 08 - 10:23 AM
Roger in Baltimore 01 Aug 08 - 10:46 AM
Dave Sutherland 01 Aug 08 - 11:07 AM
Roger in Baltimore 01 Aug 08 - 03:06 PM
GUEST 28 Jun 09 - 06:27 PM
sneakyfate 28 Jun 09 - 06:32 PM
sneakyfate 28 Jun 09 - 06:37 PM
GUEST,smadanivek 09 Dec 10 - 06:10 AM
GUEST 12 Sep 11 - 10:41 AM
Big Al Whittle 13 Sep 11 - 04:24 AM
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Subject: ' can't wait to leave my job' lyric requ
From: GUEST,malcolm hobbs
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 09:52 AM

Can anybody out there help locate the lyrics for a song? I don't know the title but the chorus went:

"I just can't wait to leave my job
I just can't wait to go
I can't get along with the people here
And the work just bores me so"

I think Roy Bailey used to sing it but I'm casting my memory back nearly 40 years now so I can't be sure! Is it on a record anywhere or lurking somewhere on the internet?
All help gratefully received!


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Subject: RE: ' can't wait to leave my job' lyric requ
From: Paul Burke
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 10:23 AM

I took this job when I left school
And I thought it might be fun.
I signed the papers binding me
Till I was twenty-one,

But I just can't wait to collect my cards
I just can't wait to go,
For I can't get along with the people here
And the work it bores me so.

Followed by a series of reasins why he can't leave work just yet ("a pregnant wife must have security") until:

Thank you for the gold watch sir,
The silver collection too,
But are you sure I have to go
For I won't know what to do,

And I just can't bear to collect my cards
I just can't bear to go,
For I shall miss the people here
And my life it bores me so.

Leon Rosselson I think.


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Subject: RE: ' can't wait to leave my job' lyric requ
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 10:46 AM

Definitely Leon Rosselson from the early '70's. I can't provide the lyrics however. I have it on vinyl somewhere, but all my vinyl is boxed up.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: ' can't wait to leave my job' lyric requ
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 11:07 AM

While Roy Bailey and Leon Rosselson certainly performed the song it was actually written by Ian Campbell. Google the Ian Campbell Folk Group and it might be there among quite a number of results.


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Subject: RE: ' can't wait to leave my job' lyric requ
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 03:06 PM

More info. No lyrics. The song is titled "I Just Can't Wait" by Ian Campbell and John Dunkerley.

I heard it on the LP "That's Not the Way It's Got to Be" by Roy Bailey and Leon Rosselson on Acorn Records (CF251, 1975). It is also available on the LP "The Sun is Burning - The Songs of Ian Campbell" on Argo ZFB 13, 1971).

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: I JUST CAN'T WAIT (Campbell, Dunkerley)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 06:27 PM

Hi folks,

I was trying to check the lyrics of this song, which i have been singing on and off for over 30 years since I first heard Roy Bailey do it, and came across this thread. Here is my recollection of the lyrics, though I long ago lost the record from which I learnt it - I think this is right:

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I took this job when I left school 'cause I thought it might be fun,
I signed the papers binding me, till I was twenty-one

Chorus:
And I just can't wait to collect my cards, I just can't wait to go,
I can't get along with the people here and my work it bores me so!

Well I think I'll wait 'till the wedding's over before I say goodbye,
For the girl-friend tells me we must save if a house we want to buy.
Chorus

Now I'll have wait till the baby's born before I can be free,
For the mortgage rates keep rising and I need security.
Chorus

Well I think I'll wait till the kids leave school before I break away,
For growing kids eat money and I need the steady pay.
Chorus

Now I think I'll wait till the house is mine before I say goodbye
For the interest rates keep rising and the car it bleeds me dry.
Chorus

Now I think I'll wait till retirement age, before I make the break;
Well the pension scheme insures the wife and it's mainly for her sake.
Chorus

Well thank you for the gold watch sir, the silver collection too -
But are you sure I have to go, for I won't know what to do.

And I just can't bear to collect my cards, I just can't bear to go;
And I shall miss the people here, and my life it bores me so.

=====

One of those songs that is both amusing and very sad at the same time.

cheers

Stefan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Just Can't Wait (Campbell, Dunkerley
From: sneakyfate
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 06:32 PM

Further to the above, thought I'd identify myself further by signing up - greetings from Stefan Kaye in Cambridge UK!

My username "sneakyfate" is just an anagram.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Just Can't Wait (Campbell, Dunkerley
From: sneakyfate
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 06:37 PM

Oops, serial posting here. The line I was trying to check was:

"For the mortgage rates keep rising and I need security"

I fairly sure it actually mentions a pregnant wife, perhaps

"With a mortgage and a pregnant wife I need security"

It fits, and that's what I sing on the rare occasions I do it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Just Can't Wait (Campbell, Dunkerley)
From: GUEST,smadanivek
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 06:10 AM

second verse is ~

So I learned a trade for what it's worth and the time has gone so slow
but soon my birthday's coming up and I'll be free to go

and later ~

Now I'll have wait till the baby's born before I can be free,
for I understand a pregnant wife must have security


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Subject: Lyr Add: I JUST CAN'T WAIT (Campbell, Dunkerley)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 10:41 AM

While Roy Bailey and Leon Rosselson certainly performed the song, it was actually written by Ian Campbell – the Ian Campbell Folk Group


Well I took this job when I left school 'cause I thought it might be fun.
I signed the papers binding me till I was twenty-one.

CHORUS: But I just can't wait to collect my cards; I just can't wait to go.
I can't get along with the people here and the work it bores me so!

So I learned a trade for what it's worth and the time has gone so slow,
But soon my birthday's coming up and I'll be free to go. CHORUS

Well, I think I'll wait 'till the wedding's over before I say goodbye,
For the girl-friend tells me we must save if a house we have to buy. CHORUS

Now, I'll have to wait till the baby's born before I can be free,
For I understand a pregnant wife must have security. CHORUS

Well, I think I'll wait till the kids leave school before I break away,
For growing kids eat money and I need the steady pay. CHORUS

Now, I think I'll wait till the house is mine before I break the tie,
For the interest rates keep rising and the car it bleeds me dry. CHORUS

Now, I think I'll wait till retiring age before I risk a break,
For the pension scheme insures the wife and it's mainly for her sake. CHORUS

Well, thank you for the gold watch, sir, the silver collection too,
But are you sure I have to go? For I won't know what to do.

CHORUS: And I just can't bear to collect my cards; I just can't bear to go;
For I shall miss the people here, and my life it bores me so.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Just Can't Wait (Campbell, Dunkerley)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Sep 11 - 04:24 AM

Anyone in touch with Ian these days? I used to think he was a super bloke. Came an sang at our little folk club. Gracious and so knowledgeable about folk music. And eclectic. He even sang something from a Britten opera. He'd sang on the radio ballads, and I remember he fancied Peggy Seeger. .....'over fifty, he mused, and she could be twenty five years younger......'

I loved John Dunkerly's work as well. I seem to remember he got the same kind of cancer that killed my Mum - non hodgkinson's lymphona. Very sad.

I remember with particular joy, John banjo accompaniment to The Unquiet Grave, and his guitar on Peggy Gordon. I also saw him at the old Blackthorn club do a goig with Geof Bodenham - he of 1812 fame.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Just Can't Wait (Campbell, Dunkerley)
From: breezy
Date: 28 Jun 13 - 07:10 AM

I heard this for the first time last night at the Redbourn Folk Club.

I probably would not have appreciated it in the 60s

Ive watched a video of Peter Ostrowski playing it.

Now I regard the song as rather poignant

Thatnks to everyone who contributed to this thread

bless yus all


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Just Can't Wait (Campbell, Dunkerley)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 13 - 07:27 AM

and it was mal Obbs who introduced me to it, and he is older than me, well he looks older !!

cheers malc


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