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Lyr Req: I'm Looking for a Job (Matt McGinn)

02 Mar 97 - 04:50 PM (#2719)
Subject: Lookin for a job
From: pete clansfolk@msn.com

has anyone got the words for the following song, word something like chorus:-

I'm looking for a job with a sky high pay, three day week and a two hour day

Maybe it's because I'm inclined that way, but I never did like being idle.

Any help would be handy, (failing the words, anybody know if there's a job going with the above specs?)

cheers Pete clansfolk@msn.com


03 Mar 97 - 07:15 AM (#2749)
Subject: Lyr Add: I'M LOOKING FOR A JOB (Matt McGinn)
From: Anne Cormack

Pete,
Sorry, I don't know of a job like Matt McGinn's, but I do
have the words for the song!!

Chorus:
I'm looking for a job with a sky-high pay
A four day week and a two hour day
S'maybe it's because I'm inclined that way
But I never did like being idle!

V1
I don't want glory and I don't want fame
I left school with a modest aim
I went to the Labour Exchange for work
Here is what I sang to the wee broo clerk

V2
Now that, says he, is a rare wee song
To come frae a lad so big and strong
Through the door on the left and take this card
You can sing to the gaffer down in Harland's yard

V3
I sang it to the gaffer but he thought me daft
I've never even heard such a horse's laugh
He gathered around him all his men
And as one big choir, they sang then

V4
Their voices rang o'er the riverside
And it became the song of the Clyde
Its words were heard the whole world round
And it was known as the Clydeside Sound



This came from the book "McGinn of the Calton"

Enjoy!

Anne


03 Mar 97 - 05:39 PM (#2761)
Subject: RE: Lookin for a job
From: Alison

Is there a tune?


04 Mar 97 - 03:39 PM (#2812)
Subject: RE: Lookin for a job
From: Pete Clansfolk@msn.co

Thanks for the words - I'll keep looking for the job

Yes there is a tune! but I can't hum it over the net!!!!!

cheers

Pete


04 Mar 97 - 05:51 PM (#2816)
Subject: RE: Lookin for a job
From: dick greenhaus

If anyone wants to share a tune, you COULD put it on an audio cassette and send it to: The Digital Tradition 28 Powell St. Greenwich, CT 06831

or send it as MIDI, SongWright, GIF, QBasic, Xerox of music, all contributions gratefully accepted.


09 Jul 03 - 06:11 PM (#980147)
Subject: RE: Lookin for a job
From: GUEST,Senga

This is available on the Best of Matt McGinn , released by Castle Records.


10 Mar 04 - 02:42 PM (#1133239)
Subject: RE: Lookin for a job
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

Now did anyone work out the tune for this lovely song? Since I'm out of work, it would be worth singing on my part!


11 Mar 04 - 12:27 AM (#1133583)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lookin for a job
From: Alex.S

I came into this post wondering what kind of a job you were looking for, and who would be willing to hire right off the internet...


11 Mar 04 - 03:18 PM (#1134087)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lookin for a job (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,PAT

the music is written out on www.mattmcginn.info
click on songs and poems
then click on I'm looking for a job


04 Sep 19 - 12:54 PM (#4007323)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Looking for a Job (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST

I've heard another verse about the plonkers in Westminter- anyone know it?


04 Sep 19 - 01:55 PM (#4007336)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Looking for a Job (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,Starship

Here it is on YouTube by Matt McGinn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgJDlnA2zuY


05 Sep 19 - 04:54 AM (#4007418)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Looking for a Job (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST

but not the Westminster verse


05 Sep 19 - 09:17 AM (#4007442)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Looking for a Job (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,Starship

GUEST 05 Sep 19 - 04:54 AM   Have a listen to the stanza that starts at 2:10 in the following rendition of the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jnY-IxzXCQ