Get A Job

Album: Get A Job (1958)
Charted: 1
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  • 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 Writer/s: Earl Beal, Raymond Edwards, Richard Lewis, William Horton
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenNothing about how this song was referenced in Kenny Loggins's "I'm Alright?"
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAnswer song by The Miracles @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ7GltNmDbg&feature=related
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThe Mills Brothers covered this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-XgutIfk18
  • Orlando from Long Island 11978, NyGet A Job...every boy while growing up will hear this..many, many times..its a universal truth..not just your girlfriend either..It Just Is
    We get up in the morning..( yes, you don't even need to know the lyrics) to fully understand its meaning. What makes DooWoop Rock n Roll so universal and transends time...Also as George Hamilton IV sang...If You Don't Know..I Ain't Gonna Tell Ya...I think you know just what I am talking about ! "O"
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, Cawhat a strange, but "neat" sounding doo wop type song!unique!
  • John from Fort Worth, TxI am so happy for this site. I have liked the sound of "Get A Job" since I was a kid but I could never understand many of the lyrics. It was always frustrating to me when I would hear it on the radio over the years. Now that I have had the chance to learn the lyrics I am waiting to hear the song again. Sometimes I'll sing it to myself just because I know how to! John, 44
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoI assume this is where the band Sha Na Na got their name.
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiasorry make that Get A Job.....DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiaremember watching a tv show years ago
    sorta music show, hosted by Dick Clarke

    these guys were on the show never forget the intro

    Yes they're back the Silhouettes performing their hit song Sha na na na .... they could hardly stand up and were miming .... bit sad really
  • Matt from Edmonton, CanadaI think it's a rock n' rolla song
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