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Get a Job
The Silhouettes Lyrics


Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip
Mum mum mum mum mum mum
Get a job, sha na na na, sha na na na na

Ev'ry morning about this time
She get me out of my bed
A-crying, get a job
After breakfast ev'ry nay
She throws the want ads right my way
And never fails to say
Get a job, sha na na na, sha na na na na

Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip
Mum mum mum mum mum mum
Get a job, sha na na na, sha na na na na

And when I get the paper
I read it through and through
And my girl never fails to say
If there is any work for me
And when I go back to the house
I hear the woman's mouth
Preaching and a-crying
Tell me that I'm lying
'Bout a job that I never could find

Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip
Mum mum mum mum mum mum
Get a job, sha na na na

And when I get the paper
I read it through and through
And my girl never fails to say
If there is any work for me
And when I go back to the house
I hear the woman's mouth
Preaching and a-crying
Tell me that I'm lying
'Bout a job that I never could find

Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip
Mum mum mum mum mum mum
Get a job, sha na na na, sha na na na

Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, sha na na na na

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Earl Beal, Raymond Edwards, William Horton, Richard Lewis

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
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Comments from YouTube:

Phil Newton

What makes this, original, version so great is how rough it is.  Very little production value on it, the bass singer stomps all over everyone and is just a tad behind his bandmates.  Any producer worth their salt would have made them do another take--but that would have ruined it.  Perfect as it is.

berkslaw

@Herbert West Gee, that statement sounded as though it was coming from a professional perspective 'Any producer worth their salt would have made them . . .' Anyway, you have a right to your opinion, Behindstein.

Herbert West

@berkslaw Opinions don't have to be "proved" you idiot.

Notty Myname

@Chortle Chortle Chortle this was take number 52

Ruben Chandler

Singing behind the beat is a common artifice, especially in jazz. This common. The bass stomping is production. This stuff is mixed for car stereos and juke boxes so it sounds completely different there. Not a 5k hipster stereo. The Stones always listened to their playback on car radios behind the studio in the early years. Rock on!

Kimberly Isherwood

@Arthur Workman Mr. Bass man.

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Mario Hernandez

i just got hired today 👍

Warlord Queek Headtaker

I'm still working hope you are too🙏👍

tiffany4justice

Are you black? If so, good for you. If you’re white, you did what is easy for white folks. This is the white man’s world. This was a song about having a difficult time for some black folks finding work most likely from racism. I have experienced this difficulty; it doesn’t exist every where but it does exist in parts of the US even today.

LGKids

Yip yip yip yip! Peace!

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