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Subject: Lyr Add: Forty Hour Week (Dave Loggins)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jul 17 - 12:15 AM

This one will get lost if I don't put it in its own thread.

Thread #25044   Message #291090
Posted By: Mbo
04-Sep-00 - 09:25 PM
Thread Name: Happy Labor Day (US)
Subject: RE: Happy Labor Day (US)

There are people in this country,
Who work hard every day
Not for fame or fortune do they strive,
But the fruits of their labor,
Are worth more than their pay
And it's time a few of them were recognized

Hello Detroit Auto Workers!
And I thank you for your time,
You work a forty hour week for a livin',
Just to send it on down the line,
Hello Pittsburg Steel Mill Workers
And I thank you for your time,
You work a forty hour week for a livin',
Just to send it on down the line,

This is for the one who swings the hammer,
Drivin' home the nails,
For the one who's behind the counter,
Ringin' up the sales,
For the one who fights the fire,
The one who brings the mail,
For everyone who works behind the scenes,

You can see them every mornin',
In the factories and the fields,
In the City streets and the quiet country towns,
Workin' together, like spokes inside a wheel,
They keep this country turnin' around

Hello Kansas Wheat field farmers,
And I thank you for your time,
You work a forty hour week for a livin',
Just to send it on down the line,
Hello West Virginia coal miners,
And I thank you for your time,
You work a forty hour week for a livin',
Just to send it on down the line,

This is for the one who drives the big rigs,
Up and down the road,
For the one out in the warehouse,
Bringin' in the load,
For the waitress, the mechanic, the policeman on patrol,
For everyone who works behind the scenes,
With a spirit you can't replace with no machine

Hello America
Let me thank you for your time

And Canada too!

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Forty Hour Week (David Loggins)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jul 17 - 12:18 AM

Here's the recording by Alabama:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh7oJ-0oOG8

    Here's my transcription from that recording:

    FORTY HOUR WEEK (FOR A LIVIN')
    (David Loggins - as recorded by Alabama)

    There are people in this country
    Who work hard every day,
    Not for fame or fortune do they strive;
    But the fruits of their labor
    Are worth more than their pay,
    And it's time a few of them were recognized.

    Hello Detroit Auto Worker,
    Let me thank you for your time,
    You work a forty hour week for a livin',
    Just to send it on down the line.
    Hello Pittsburg Steel Mill Worker,
    Let me thank you for your time,
    You work a forty hour week for a livin',
    Just to send it on down the line.

    This is for the one who swings the hammer,
    Drivin' home a nail;
    For the one behind the counter,
    Ringin' up a sale;
    For the one who fights the fire,
    The one who brings the mail,
    For everyone who works behind the scenes.

    You can see them every mornin',
    In the factories and the fields,
    In the city streets and the quiet country towns;
    Workin' together, like spokes inside a wheel,
    They keep this country turnin' around.

    Hello Kansas wheat field farmer,
    Let me thank you for your time,
    You work a forty hour week for a livin',
    Just to send it on down the line.
    Hello West Virginia coal miner,
    Let me thank you for your time,
    You work a forty hour week for a livin',
    Just to send it on down the line.

    This is for the one who drives the big rig,
    Up and down the road;
    For the one out in the warehouse,
    Bringin' in the load;
    For the waitress, the mechanic, the policeman on patrol,
    For everyone who works behind the scenes,
    With a spirit you can't replace with no machine.

    Hello America,
    Let me thank you for your time!


    This song is in the "Work" section of the Rise Up Singing Songbook, page 255. It also has a Wikipedia Page.


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