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Take This Job And Shove It
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Take This Job And Shove It lyrics and chords are provided for your personal use, it's the classic that Johnny Paycheck is known for. It's a fun song to play and sing and it really makes a statement.


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Take This Job And Shove It
recorded by Johnny Paycheck 
written by David Allen Coe

Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more
My woman done left took all the reason
D7            G7
I was working for
Ya better not try to stand in my way
       F                C
As I'm walking out that door
        F                 C
You can take this job and shove it
        G7              C
I ain't working here no more
Well  I been working in this factory
For now on fifteen years
All this time  I watched my woman
Drowning in a pool of tears
And I've seen a lot of good folks die
    F                     C
Who had a lot of bills to pay
F                               C
I'd give the shirt right off of my back
If I had the guts to say
repeat #1
The foreman he's a regular dog
The line boss he's a fool
He got a flat top haircut
Lord the boy thinks he's cool
One of these days
I'm gonna blow my top
         F                 C
And that sucker he's gonna pay
I can't wait
Until I get the nerve
To walk up to him and say
repeat #1


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Classic Country Music Lyrics homeJohnny Paycheck lyrics

Johnny Paycheck recorded lots of songs, but this is the one he'll always be remembered for. It was written by David Allen Coe and was a perfect match for Johnny, it was very successful for him. It will take a bit of practice time, but you can learn to do it. Print Take This Job And Shove It lyrics and chords, don't sing it at work!!