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A Job of Work


G I hate unemployment and I'll tell you why, I want to keep working til the day I die. I like to work, I do it well And when I can't feed my family, Lord, I feel like hell. C G Lord, give me a job of work to do. C G Lord, give me a job of work to do. D7 G That's all I want, that's all I ask of You.

The government man, he says its fine
To go on down to the free food line.
Nice of the government to be so fair,
But I don't want my friends to see me there.

Lord, give me a job of work to do.
Lord, give me a job of work to do.
That's all I want, that's all I ask of You.

I was born and raised in these old hills,
I never left 'em and I never will.
I'm able-bodied and my friends are, too,
And all we ask is a job to do.

Lord, give me a job of work to do.
Lord, give me a job of work to do.
That's all I want, that's all I ask of You.

Yes, these are the worst times I have seen,
Don't want to seem ungrateful or mean,
But a mans got to raise his family
And I can't stand to raise 'em on charity.

Lord, give me a job of work to do.
Lord, give me a job of work to do.
That's all I want, that's all I ask of You
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(Words and music by Tom Paxton, 1964)


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