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Dale Robin Goodman: Music

Workin' Girl Blues

(Dale Robin Goodman Lockman)
Hazel Dickens

Hey hey hey… I got the early Monday morning workin’ blues I put on my ragged worn out workin; shoes The weekend was too short, but I can’t choose When the Lord make the workin’ girl, he made the blues And I’m tired of workin’ my life away And givin’ somebody else all of my pay While they get rich on the profits that I lose And leave me here with … these workin’ girl blues. Ah dee oh lay ee hee eee, workin’ girl blues And I can’t even afford a new pair of shoes While they can live in any old penthouse (beach house) they choose And all that I got … are these workin’ girl blues Well the boss says I’ll get a raise most any day But I wonder, will me hair be all turned grey If he lets that dollar loose and I get my due I’ll lose a little bit of these workin’ girl blues And I’m tired of workin’ my life away And givin’ somebody else all of my pay While they get rich on the profits that I lose And leave me here with … these workin’ girl blues. Well, the price of gas went up again today And my rent went up too… will I have to move away? Well, the poor get poorer and the rich get rich, it’s true When God made the workin’ girl, SHE made the blues! And I’m tired of workin’ my life away And givin’ somebody else all of my pay While they get rich on the profits that I lose And leave me here with … these workin’ girl blues. Ah dee oh lay ee hee eee, workin’ girl blues And I can’t even afford a new pair of shoes While they can live in any old penthouse (beach house) they choose And all that I got … are these workin’ girl blues And all that I got … are these workin’ girl blues