Working Man Blue Collar Blues

Working Man Blue Collar Blues

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Ready for your music, recording, marketing. List Larry W Jones as lyrics writer. https://www.reverbnation.com/kingwoodkowboy

jw: I've enjoyed putting music to @Kingwood Kowboy's lyrics since my first FAWM in 2015. Couldn't let 5090 slip by without doing at least one more. Thanks, Larry, for letting me mess with your tunes.

Guitars: '94 Fender Mexi-Telecaster

Amp: '67 Fender Dual Showman
Fender re-issue Reverb Unit

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Original lyrics:

Working Man Blue Collar Blues

Now, it’s a job raising a family of nine
Been a hard working man on the assembly line
From nine to five I think I’ve paid my dues
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

Got my nose to the grindstone every working day
Hard on the backbone but wife and kids need my pay
Weekends off but Monday with the crew
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

(Instrumental)

I need a change but ain’t no other jobs around
The local grange is the only support in town
Bought one new dress and nine pairs of shoes
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

A blue collar man, a blue collar man like me
Small town dollars but not on welfare will I be
A strong back and calloused hands to use
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

A blue collar man, a blue collar man like me
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

Edited lyrics as sung:

Workin' Man Blue Collar Blues

Now, it’s a big job raising a family of nine
Been a hard working man on the assembly line
From nine to five I think I’ve paid my dues
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

Got my nose to the grindstone every working day
Hard on the backbone, wife and kids need my pay
Take the weekends off, Monday back with the crew
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

(Instrumental)

I need a change, ain’t no other jobs around
The local grange is the only game in town
Bought one new dress and nine pairs of shoes
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

A blue collar man, blue collar man like me
Small town dollars, no welfare will I see
A strong back and two calloused hands I can use
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

Blue collar man, that's the life I choose
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues
Blue collar man, ain't got nothin' to prove
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues
I’ve got the working man blue collar blues

©2019 Larry W Jones (BMI) and John W Hanberry (ASCAP)
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Comments

srcoops's picture

Had a house without indoor plumbing for the first 6 years of my life. I dig it!

Chip Withrow's picture

Fitting that I'm going back and forth between the PBS Ken Burns country music series and listening to 50/90 songs, and I find this one. Aren't Larry's lyrics great? And the music is right on for the earthy words - gritty electric country. Excellent collab!