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My daddy was a prominent frogman.

 
 
Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 07:30 pm
Mamma was an engineer.
-- S. & G. "Baby Driver"

You know what we haven't done in a long time? A lyrics scavenger hunt!

Today's topic: careers and jobs.

The rules:

It must mention a specific career or job.
Please don't write the whole song down, just the line that mentions the job.
Try to credit the creator of the lyrics or at least the singer.

Ready? Set? Go!

I'll start:

I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main road.
-- Glen Campbell "Wichita Lineman"
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 07:41 pm
Chimney Sweeper song from Mary Poppins sung by Dick Van Dyke

Chim Chim Cheree

I choose me bristles with pride
Yes, I do
A broom for the shaft
And a broom for the flume

Though I'm covered with soot
From me 'ead to me toes
A sweep knows 'e's welcome
Wherever 'e goes


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 07:48 pm
My daddy was an engineer and it ain't no joke
It's a shame the way she keeps a good man broke

Freight Train Blues, sung by old time country singers and also Bob Dylan

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Her husband was a railroad man
Killed a mile and a half from here

My Girl, sung by Leadbelly and quite a few others

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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 07:55 pm
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
-- Tracy Champman "Fast Car"

I'm your private dancer a dancer for money I'll do what you want me to do
-- Tina Turner "Private Dancer"
(Admittedly, that might be a little vague according to my "rules" but I think we all know what she means.)

I knew you'd be here edgar!!!

Have you ever played this game, Green Witch? edgar is the master!
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 07:57 pm
From "Rollin' in my Sweet Baby's Arms":

Her mama was a beauty operator
Her sister could weave and spin
Her daddy owned a liquor still
And an ol' cotton gin
Just watched that ol' money rollin' in . . .


I think that takes the cake.
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lmur
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:02 pm
My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new bluejeans


House of the Rising Sun (The Animals and many others)
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:04 pm
@boomerang,
Quote:
Have you ever played this game, Green Witch? edgar is the master!


I'm a musical scavenger hunt virgin and not all that knowledgeable in the topic. Edgar is going whip my tone deaf butt.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:06 pm
I was working part-time in a five and dime
My boss was Mr. McGee
He told me several times that he didn't like my kind
Cuz I was a bit too leisurely

Prince ~ Raspberry Beret
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:07 pm
Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tenor
Me and little brother would join right in there


-- Johnny Cash
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:09 pm
This one's dedicated to Kicky and his new career. From "The Music Man":

Quote:
Madam Librarian
What can I do, my dear, to catch your ear
I love you madly, madly Madam Librarian...Marian
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:15 pm
Rubin could take a man out with just one punch
But he never did like to talk about it all that much.
Its my work, hed say, and I do it for pay

Hurricane - B Dylan

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running numbers too

Joey, B Dylan

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Fighting soldiers from the sky

Ballad of the Green Berets - Barry Sadler

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:18 pm
a miner, a forty niner

My Darling Clementine - folk, also sung by Bobby Darin in an updated version

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John Henry he could hammer
He could whistle he could sing
Went to the mountain every morning
Just to hear his hammer ring

folk - sung by everybody. I have it by Harry Belafonte
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:18 pm
Quote:
Daddy was a coalminer.
He worked the pits all day.
In Rock Springs, Wyoming.
It was meant to be a stop for a day, became his home nothing
more I can say.


Daddy Was A Coalminer by O.A.R.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:19 pm
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Six Days on the Road - Dave Dudley
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:21 pm


Well, I left Kentucky back in '49
An' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on cadillacs

One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:22 pm
By day I make the cars
By night I make the bars

Detroit City - Bobby Bare
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:24 pm
Seek not your fortunes in the dark dreary mines

Dark as a Dungeon - folk. I've heard it by Belafonte, Johnny Cash, Tennessee Ernie Ford and others
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:25 pm
The Piano Man - Billy Joel

Quote:
Sing us a song, youre the piano man
Sing us a song tonight....


For extra credit:
Quote:
Now paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And hes talkin with davy whos still in the navy
And probably will be for life

And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, theyre sharing a drink they call loneliness
But its better than drinkin alone
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:26 pm
When the Lord made me he made a blackland farmer

Blackland Farmer - sung by Frankie Miller
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:26 pm
Paperback writer (writer)

Paperback Writer - Beatles
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