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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:35 PM
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Labor day! Songs about the workin' life.....
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:43 PM
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1. Sixteen Tons
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:43 PM
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2. Joe Hill
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:32 PM
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21. The Tramp
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:36 PM
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24. The Preacher and the Slave
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:45 PM
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3. Happy Labor Day, fellow travelers, wage earners, and seekers of per diem!
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:46 PM
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4. The Popular Wobbly
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:48 PM
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5. Whistle while you work
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:48 PM
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6. Working On The Highway
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:49 PM
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7. Solidarity Forever
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:51 PM
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8. Talking Union
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:02 PM
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9. Roll The Union On
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:07 PM
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10. Deportee
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:42 PM
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26. Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:11 PM
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11. Pastures Of Plenty
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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:13 PM
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12. Get a Job (Sha na na)
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:15 PM
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13. No More Auction Block
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:19 PM
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14. "9 to 5" -- Dolly Parton n/t
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:20 PM
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15. "She Works Hard for the Money" -- Donna Summer
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:24 PM
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17. "Bread and Roses" (1911) n/t
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:29 PM
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20. "Car Wash" -- Rose Royce n/t
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 10:33 PM by femmocrat
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:33 PM
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22. "Maggie's Farm" -- Bob Dylan n/t
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:23 PM
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16. Black Lung
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:40 PM
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32. Thanx for the tunes..
Awesome stuff you are posting.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:24 AM
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44. People been doin some hard singin about this long time
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:26 PM
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18. Miner's Lifeguard
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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:26 PM
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19. Elvis Costello - Welcome to the Working Week
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:34 PM
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23. "Take This Job and Shove It" -- Johnny Paycheck n/t
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:39 PM
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25. Ludlow Massacre
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:44 PM
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27. New York Mining Disaster 1941
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:46 PM
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28. Freight Train Wreck At Altoona
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:05 PM
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29. Brown Eyed Children Of The Sun
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:21 PM
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30. "Working in a coal mine" by Lee Dorsey
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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:24 PM
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31. Blue sky mine by midnight oil
But if I work all day on the blue sky mine
(There'll be food on the table tonight)
Still I walk up and down on the blue sky mine
(There'll be pay in your pocket tonight)

The candy store paupers lie to the shareholders
They're crossing their fingers they pay the truth makers
The balance sheet is breaking up the sky

So I'm caught at the junction still waiting for medicine
The sweat of my brow keeps on feeding the engine
Hope the crumbs in my pocket can keep me for another night

And if you blue sky mining company won't come to my rescue
If the sugar refining company won't save me

Who's gonna save me?

But if I work all day on the blue sky mine
(There'll be food on the table tonight)
And if I walk up and down on the blue sky mine
(There'll be pay in your pocket tonight)
And some have sailed from a distant shore
And the company takes what the company wants
And nothing's as precious
As a hole in the ground
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:59 PM
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33. Peg and Awl
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:02 AM
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34. Look for the Union Label
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:05 AM
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35. Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:07 AM
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36. Part of the Union
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:08 AM
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37. No Irish Need Apply
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:11 AM
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38. Babies In The Mill
Babies In The Mill
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:14 AM
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39. Working Man-RUSH
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:16 AM
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40. Oh Freedom!
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:20 AM
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41. Working Class Hero - John Lennon
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:02 AM
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60. As someone already mentioned, John Lennon's "Working Class Hero".
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When I was at our local community radio station, the walls were lined with many THOUSANDS of CD's and --
as long as it was within the loose boundaries of whatever type of music our show was oriented towards...
we could play anything we wanted.
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There was SOMEBODY out there in the listening audience that anyone who had been onair for a minimal
amount of time was familiar with -- for YEARS, he would call and request "Working Class Hero". Those
who KNEW just how many heavily-FCC-fineable F-bombs that song contained would often simply spam him
back -- telling him they would play it towards the end of the show... without ever really intending to do so.
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But... every once in a great while, he would catch somebody inexperienced who would miss the warning
label and play it.
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Most of us found this man's obsession with getting people to play it onair to be extremely annoying
while, simultaneously for some, finding his tenacity and success rate to be fairly impressive.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:23 AM
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42. Chain gang
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:23 AM
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43. Just another Manic Monday, wish it was Sunday, cuz that's my fun day...
...and I-don't-have-to-run day...

:)
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:32 AM
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45. Slave Song
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:38 AM
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46. Blood by The Ton
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:52 AM
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47. Old Chisolm Trail
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:54 AM
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48. Which side are you on
Florence Reece - Natalie Merchant

http://youtu.be/TfWzLa1faLA
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:57 AM
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49. Harriett Tubman
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:08 AM
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50. Bracero
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:17 AM
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51. Dream of a Miner's Child - Ralph Stanley
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:19 AM
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52. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:23 AM
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53. My Little Shirtwaist Fire - Rasputina
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:35 AM
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54. Deportee/ Plane Wreck at Los Gatos - Arlo Guthrie & Emmylou Harris
(song written by Woody Guthrie)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN3HTdndZec
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:58 AM
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55. Bruce Springsteen--Factory
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:59 AM
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56. Joan Baez..."The Salt of the Earth"
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:36 AM
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57. Makin' Thunderbirds
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:47 AM
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58. Summer Wages
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:55 AM
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59. One Way
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 02:59 AM by Waiting For Everyman
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:12 AM
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61. Louisiana Man
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:12 AM
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62. Bob Dylan - Union Sundown
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:20 AM
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63. The Pretender
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:18 AM
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64. But I Might Die Tonight - Cat Stevens
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 05:04 AM
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65. Union City Blue - Blondie
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:32 AM
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66. Do Re Mi-- Woody Guthrie
Lots of Woody's songs, his guitar is my DU icon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46mO7jx3JEw&feature=rela...
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:25 AM
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67. Cumberland Blues - Grateful Dead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3izzDufoGI&feature=rela...


I can't stay much longer, Melinda
The sun is getting high
I can't help you with your troubles
If you won't help with mine

I gotta get down
I gotta get down
Got to get down to the mine

You keep me up just one more night
I can't sleep here no more
Little Ben clock says quarter to eight
You kept me up till four

I gotta get down
I gotta get down
Or I can't work there no more

Lotta poor man make a five dollar bill
Keep him happy all the time
Some other fellow making nothing at all
And you can hear him cryin...

"Can I go buddy
Can I go down
Take your shift at the mine?"

Got to get down to the Cumberland mine
That's where I mainly spend my time
Make good money/five dollars a day
Made any more I might move away -

Lotta poor man got the Cumberland Blues
He can't win for losin
Lotta poor man got to walk the line
Just to pay his union dues

I don't know now
I just don't know
If I'm goin back again
I don't know now
I just don't know
If I'm goin back again
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:32 AM
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68. Easy Wind - Grateful Dead
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 08:33 AM by livetohike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nivOqZI5vXo&feature=rela...

I been balling a shiny black steel jack-hammer,
Been chippin up rocks for the great highway,
Live five years if I take my time,
Ballin that jack and a drinkin my wine.

I been chippin them rocks from dawn till doom,
While my rider hide my bottle in the other room.
Doctor say better stop ballin that jack,
If I live five years I gonna bust my back, yes I will.

Easy wind cross the bayou today
Cause theres a whole lotta women, mama,
Out in red on the streets today.
And the rivers keep a talkin,
But you never heard a word it said.

Gotta find a woman be good to me,
Wont hide my liquor try to serve me tea,
Cause Im a stone jack baller and my heart is true
And Ill give everything that I got to you, yes I will.

Easy wind going cross the bayou today
Theres a whole lotta women
Out in red on the streets today.
And the rivers keep a talkin,
But you never heard a word it said.


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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:02 PM
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69. Dirty Business
New Riders Of The Purple Sage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJdq0OcRK3o
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:44 PM
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70. Delete. Some already posted this song. Didn't see it. n/t
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 01:45 PM by RebelOne
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