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Lyr Req: Walmart Fever

COW MAN 20 Aug 97 - 03:02 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 20 Aug 97 - 08:31 PM
COW MAN 21 Aug 97 - 03:15 PM
CowMan 25 Aug 97 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,Claremonster 16 Oct 05 - 01:33 AM
Jim Dixon 27 Oct 05 - 09:22 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Aug 11 - 02:19 PM
Arkie 08 Aug 11 - 11:29 AM
GUEST,Mgk 10 Nov 11 - 07:11 PM
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Subject: wallmart fever
From: COW MAN
Date: 20 Aug 97 - 03:02 PM

ANYONE HEARD OF THIS ONE?


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Subject: RE: wallmart fever
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 20 Aug 97 - 08:31 PM

Nope, but Buddy and the Boys did "Working At The Woolco Manager Trainee Blues."

Workin' at the Wooco, Manager trainee/ Dollar forty four day, houseware round three/ I was picking up the Bic pens when they opened up the doors/ A stampede of crazy ladies, knocked me to the floor.

(Chorus) Last week I was in hardware, this week I'm in shoes/ I've got the workin' at the Wooco Manager Trainee Blues

Eatin' at the Red Grill, nearly every single day/ The spoons are made of plastic and the soup is kinda grey/ Get up to buy a coffee and somebody steals your seat/ French Fries and gravy are the only things to eat!

(Chorus)

There are two other verses which I can't remember.


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Subject: RE: wallmart fever
From: COW MAN
Date: 21 Aug 97 - 03:15 PM

ANYONE ELSE?????????

COW MAN


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Subject: RE: wallmart fever
From: CowMan
Date: 25 Aug 97 - 04:24 PM

does anyone know this one?


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Subject: RE: wallmart fever
From: GUEST,Claremonster
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 01:33 AM

I first heard this in the early 1980s, in the town of Claremont, New Hampshire. I went into Whitcomb's Music store one day, and saw a cassette in their local music section - a standard studio cassette, with a yellow stick-on label, and it was typed. It was, however, called "K-Mart Blues"

Working out at K-Mart, manager trainee
(something) housewares, aisle 3
I was putting up some bic pens when they opened up the doors
and a stampede of crazy ladies knocked me to the floor

last week I was in ahrdware, this week I'm in shoes
I got the workin' down at K-mart, manager trainee blues...


The other lyrics, about the cafeteria food is pretty close...


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Subject: Lyr Add: WORKIN' AT THE WOOLCO (MANAGER TRAINEE...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 09:22 AM

Maybe not the song requested, but here's the song Tim Jaques mentioned:

Lyrics from http://www.coolname.com/pipermail/cdnfolk-mirror/2001-June.txt :
Additional info from http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~jrice/Discography_CD.htm :

WORKIN' AT THE WOOLCO (MANAGER TRAINEE BLUES)
(Harley/Dillon/Dubinsky)

Workin' at the Woolco, manager trainee
Dollar forty-four day, houseware aisle three.
I was takin' out the garbage when they opened up the door
A stampede of crazy shoppers knocked me to the floor.

CHORUS: Last week I was in hardware, this week I'm in shoes.
I got the working at the Woolco, manager trainee blues.

Taking out the garbage and sweepin' up the floor,
Learn how to sell, what an awful bore!
They promise a promotion but I think it's a joke.
Can't wait for my lunch break to sneak out for a toke (smoke). CHORUS

Eatin' at the Red Grill nearly every single day.
The spoons are made of plastic. The soup is kinda grey.
You get up to have coffee, someone steals your seat.
French fries and gravy are the only thing to eat. CHORUS

Listening to Muzak hour after hour,
Surrounded day and night by phony flowers.
Florescent lighting is eating out my brain.
"Attention, Woolco shoppers" is driving me insane. CHORUS

[Recorded by Buddy & The Boys on "Buddy," Shagrock LP SAR-2019, 1977; reissued as a CD 1999.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walmart Fever
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 02:19 PM

The US Catalog of Copyright Entries says:

Lawrence Ketterling claimed copyright on words and music to a song called WALMART FEVER in 1992.

Donald V. Amdahl claimed copyright on words and music to a song called WALMART FEVER in 1993.

Edward R. Malek claimed copyright on words and music to a song called WALMART FEVER in 2002.


Allmusic.com doesn't list such a song, and neither does Repertoire.BMI.com or ASCAP.com, so if it was recorded, it must be pretty obscure.

The phrase "Walmart fever" has been used a lot on the Internet, but the first couple of pages of Google results didn't yield anything helpful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walmart Fever
From: Arkie
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 11:29 AM

For a list of 61 songs with Wal-Mart in the title (some duplicates so 61 is not quite right, but still there are quite a few) check the link:

Wal Mart songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Walmart Fever
From: GUEST,Mgk
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 07:11 PM

My grandpa, lawrence ketterling, wrote the song in '92, I ha RV ve it on a cassette tape called 'RV having fun'


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