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Lyr Req: Working for the Japanese (Ron Delacy)

Beer 06 Nov 01 - 12:32 PM
mousethief 06 Nov 01 - 01:16 PM
SharonA 06 Nov 01 - 03:52 PM
PaulBobbyBuzz 08 Nov 01 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Tiger 05 Feb 11 - 08:32 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Feb 11 - 07:40 PM
Beer 07 Feb 11 - 08:58 PM
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Subject: Lyric to song
From: Beer
Date: 06 Nov 01 - 12:32 PM

Here is one I've been looking for.

CHORUS: We're just working for the Japanese,
Little cars and color TV,
Sending all my money overseas,
?????????????????????????????
One day were gonna lose our roots,
Wear ??????????????????? and boots.
Drink nothing but ????????????????
??????????????????????????? rice beer.

I'm gonna gather up all my dollars,
Trade 'em in for yen.
Get up and go to Tokyo,
Start over again.
Gonna change my name to ????????,
Marry me a geisha wife,
And eat nutritious dishes,
Like little raw fishes,
And be happy for the rest of my life.

There is more, like the first verse. Hope you can help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyric to song
From: mousethief
Date: 06 Nov 01 - 01:16 PM

The song is "Working for the Japanese" by Ray Stevens. I was unable to find lyrics online. Good luck!

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyric to song
From: SharonA
Date: 06 Nov 01 - 03:52 PM

Couldn't find the lyrics either, but I did find the album it appears on: it's called "#1 with a Bullet", dated 1991. It is NOT sold on the Ray Stevens website, but it is pictured in the discography there so at least you'll know what it looks like when you search for it. Here's the site: www.raystevens.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyric to song - Working for the Japne
From: PaulBobbyBuzz
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 01:07 PM

Dare I say it...you can find an mp3 of it at Aimster...only one file...good luck PBB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Working for the Japanese (Ron Delacy)
From: GUEST,Tiger
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 08:32 PM

We're all working for the Japanese, Little cars and colour T.V.'s, Sending all my money oversees, to the eastern sphere. One day were gonna loose our roots, Wear oriental jeans and boots. Drink nothing but Kawasaki saki, Mitsubishi white wine and Honda lite beer.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WORKING FOR THE JAPANESE (Ron Delacy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 07:40 PM

Here's my transcription from the recording found at YouTube:


WORKING FOR THE JAPANESE
Written by Ron DeLacy
Sung by Ray Stevens on "#1 with a Bullet" (1991)

1. I ain't never read the Wall Street Journal. I ain't no Ph.D.
The trickle-down theory an' Laffer Curve are just Greek to me.
I'm ignorant about inflation and the Federal Reserve Bureau.
Ain't never had a lesson in the Great Depression, but this much I know:

CHORUS: We're all workin' fer the Japanese,
Little cars an' color TVs,
Sendin' all our money overseas, to the eastern sphere.
One day we're gonna lose our roots, *
Wear oriental jeans an' boots,
An' drink nothin' but Kawasaki sake, Honda wine, and Mitsubishi light beer.

2. Chrysler fights for survival. So does Gen'ral Motors.
Ford perseveres with better idears, an' ever'body drives Toyoters.
Sony owns the Rockefeller Center an' the Hy-waiian Archipelago.
We buy Seikos, Walkmans, TVs, an' minivans an' wonder where our money all goes.

CHORUS: We're just workin'....

3. Gonna gather up all my dollars, trade 'em in for yen,
Get up an' go to Tokyo, start over again.
Gonna change my name to Yamada, marry me a geisha wife,
An' eat nutritious dishes like little raw fishes an' be happy for the rest o' my life.

CHORUS: While you're a-workin'....

You're gonna love that Kawasaki sake, Honda wine and Mitsubishi light beer.


* On the last chorus, he sings "ruse our loots."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Working for the Japanese (Ron Delacy)
From: Beer
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 08:58 PM

Why I didn't get back and thank you folks I can't remember. So thank you.
2001, wow!!
Thanks Jim very much appreciated and think I will sing it this Friday evening at our local coffee house.
Don't know when You Tube started but I'm glad it did.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Working for the Japanese (Ron Delacy)
From: open mike
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:37 PM

Ron Delacy is part of the northern calif. group Doo Doo Wah..

Ron DeLacy and Dave Cavanagh teamed up as Doodoo Wah in 1990

http://doodoowah.com/


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