It’s Labor Day weekend which makes it an ideal weekend for a music theme about work, working men and women and taking care of business. Share your favorite songs about work, that get you through your work day or dedicated to those who work hard to make things better for their families and others.

Working For a Living – Huey Lewis and the News

Bang On The Drum – Todd Rungren

Taking Care of Business – Bachmann Turner Overdrive

Summertime Blues – The Who

Telegraph Road – Dire Straits

Working Class Hero – John Lennon

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PatsyT
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MERLE TRAVIS – Sixteen Tons
httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pfVvqLM_e4

KillgoreTrout
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ZZ Top–Just Got Paid;

foodchain
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cooking dinner, but can’t wait to hear these tunes in the morning

KillgoreTrout
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Johnny Cash–Legend of John Henry;

foodchain
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Hi KT, just listening to BelafoGreat machine vs man song. Rousing, eh!

KillgoreTrout
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Hey FC. I laid track for Con Rail, for a year. Hardest work I ever did. But I was only 20 then, so I could handle it.

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Is that gandy dancing? I did, with a manual post hole digger, put up a rail fence for a horse pasture. That was fun though because I wanted to be a no non-sense country girl. I went to bed tired.

KillgoreTrout
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FC, yeah, it was once called Gandy Dancing. Today they use a lot of different machines, but laying track is still very physical work.

KillgoreTrout
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FC, trains are a really great way to travel, if you’re not in a big hurry. I took a train from Portland Oregon, to Ohio once. It was really cool. The scenery along the way was incredible. Great mountains and rivers, all the really small towns…etc.
There is a certain romantic element to train travel. I still find a train whistle off in the distance, late at night, to be hauntingly beautiful.

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KT, not one small thing about trains. I can only imagine the scope. Trains still capture a special feeling.

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Harry Belefonte, “Day-O” in an “educational” format. Pretty much fun for Labor Day

KillgoreTrout
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Grateful Dead–Cumberland Blues;

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The Beatles–A Hard Day’s Night;

LFer
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LFer

You owe somebody 2 cokes.
:^)

KillgoreTrout
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Damn! 😉

foodchain
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fan or not: Billy Joel “Allentown” good video

KillgoreTrout
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Steppenwolf–Smokey Factory Blues;

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Working At the Car Wash Blues” Jim Croce !

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Ooops!

KillgoreTrout
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John Hartford–Goin To Work In Tall Buildings;

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HEY! “Let’s Work Together, Canned Heat”

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the opening lines “United we stand, divided we fall…”

KillgoreTrout
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Loverboy–Working For The Weekend;

PatsyT
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I think it needs more cowbell

KillgoreTrout
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Bob Dylan–Maggie’s Farm;

KillgoreTrout
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I owe somebody a coke.