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Jobs and Occupations

I don’t remember doing this subject. If we did, it was years forever ago. 😸

There should be a lot of these songs, titles or lyrics with jobs or occupations, etc.

 

Journeyman - Blackmore’s Night

 

Journeyman - Iron Maiden

 

From Wikipedia —- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journeyman

The term "journeyman" was originally used in the medieval trade guilds. Journeymen were paid daily and the word "journey" is derived from journée, meaning "whole day" in French. Each individual guild generally recognised three ranks of workers: apprentices, journeymen, and masters. A journeyman, as a qualified tradesman, could become a master and run their own business, but most continued working as employees.[3]

 

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Livin On A Prayer:  Bon Jovi  - Tommy used to work on the docks

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Searchin':  The Coasters  (Detectives: Sherlock Holmes, Sergeant Friday, Boston Blackie, Charlie Chan, Sam Spade, Bulldog Drummond).

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The Necromancer - Rush

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Tweeter And The Monkey Man: Traveling Wilburys  (drug dealers; undercover cop; state trooper)

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Proud Mary - CCR

 

Left a good job in the city
Workin' for the man ev'ry night and day

 

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'pane down in New Orleans

 

 

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Tangled Up In Blue-Bob Dylan

 

I had a job in the great north woods
Working as a cook for a spell

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Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts: Dylan   (...he owned the town's only diamond mine)(With his bodyguards and silver cane)(The hanging judge came in unnoticed)(the backstage manager was pacing all around).

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Hotel California: Eagles ("Relax", said the night man/We are programmed to receive/You can check out any time you like/But you can never leave).

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Hotel California:  Eagles  - So I called up the Captain "please bring me my wine"

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A Better Place To Be:  Harry Chapin. - I am the midnight watchman

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Hurricane:  Dylan - The DA said he was the one who did the deed

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Nebraska:  Bruce  - the judge sentenced me to death

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Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri

 

Post office clerks put up signs saying 'position closed'
And secretaries turn off typewriters and put on their coats
And janitors padlock the gates
For security guards to patrol

 

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Like a Surgeon, Weird Al Yankovic

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Schools Out:  Gary US Bonds - no more teachers dirty looks

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Memphis:  Chuck Berry  -  long distance information give me Memphis Tennessee

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Saturday In The Park: Chicago. - A man selling ice cream

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Day-O (The Banana Boat Song): Harry Belafonte  (Two jobs here: the guys who load the bananas onto the boats and the tally man who counts the loaded bunches).

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Sanitation Man - The Memphis Horns

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Brandy (You're A Fine Girl):  Looking Glass   (Brandy was either a server or a bartender, serving whiskey and wine to the sailors in port).

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Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters  - Elton John

 

Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers

 

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Molly Malone: The Dubliners, Bono, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell (an old Irish song about Molly Malone, a fishmonger in Dublin).

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9 To 5 - Dolly Parton

 

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Vincent:  Don McLean (an homage to Vincent Van Gogh)

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Jet - Wings

 

Jet, was your father as bold as a Sergeant Major?

And Jet, I thought the Major was a Lady Suffragette

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Salt of the Earth-Rolling Stones 

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Knockin' On Heaven's Door: Dylan  (A dying lawman).

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Doctor Robert - The Beatles

 

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Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

 

Tommy used to work on the docks
Union's been on strike
He's down on his luck
It's tough, so tough
Gina works the diner all day
Working for her man

She brings home her pay for love

For love

 

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