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Johnny Paycheck – Take This Job And Shove It lyrics

[David Allan Coe]

Take this job and shove it
I ain't workin' here no more
Woman done left
Took all the reason
I was working for
Ya, better not try to stand in my way
As I'm walkin', out that door
You can take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more

Well, I been working in this factory
For now on fifteen years
All this time, I watched my woman
Drownin' in a pool of tears
And I've seen a lot of good folks die
Who had a lot of bills to pay
I'd give the shirt right off of my back
If I had the guts to say...


The foreman, he's a regular dog
The line boss, he's a fool
He got a flat top haircut
Lord, the boy thinks he's cool
One of these days
I'm gonna blow my top
And that sucker, he's gonna pay
I can't wait
Until I get the nerve
To walk up to him and say...


Take this job and shove it

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