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Song Parodies -> "No Work, No Work, It's A Terrible Sound"

Original Song Title:

"New York, New York, It's A Wonderful Town"

Original Performer:

Cast of On The Town

Parody Song Title:

"No Work, No Work, It's A Terrible Sound"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Country's not out of the red yet, oh, oh, oh
There's less bills to fold, and put in our billfolds
Deep, deep down in our pockets dig,
Deep down in pockets dig
(Day workers, job hunting..waiting anxiously in line)

Scene: Any town or city, of any state in the USA

They sing:
No work, no work, no work, no work
No work, no work, It's a terrible sound!

Daywork supervisor:
Sorry fella' jobs today

We ain't worked for 24 months! We need to feed our families!

Supervisor: Sorry, there's no work at all, today..try again tomorrow.

No work, No work, it's a terrible sound!
Foreclosure's up and employment's down
Gas prices high and the dollar's unwound
No work, No work,..
Jobs nowhere around!

(Sad musical interlude)

Work never used to be this scarce, we'd find plenty,
Plenty, everyday
Now, we search the whole town,
Our hopes beaten down,
Gets worse each day, that's why we say..
No work, no work, and we're wearin' a frown
The future looks low, a hole in the ground,
No work, no work,

(Another sad musical interlude)

Where are construction jobs, the manual labor that they need good men to do
Must we walk the streets till this slump is over
Till we can safely say, jobs are back in the USA.
Work to fill each day, Till then we'll pray..

No work, no work, unemployment bound
There is none, not a job to be found
It's got us low, and it's keepin' us down
No work, no work,
Rings a terrible sound

Big shots, cruise by in their new cars.."Need Nots",
While we scrape and pray
I'd just like to see those cigar puffin' big shots
Be in our spot, one day..
They wouldn't feel so great, if they suffered our fate
They'd go cra-zy in a day

No work, no work, needin' flour, a pound
To bake some bread..stop the hungerin' sound
Even dogs are thin and they're dyin' around
No work, no work,
Hopin' soon, jobs are found..

No work, no work,
Hopin' soon, jobs are found..

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WarrenB - June 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Funny and sad. Our government is a collective Nero, fiddling around while people need work.
AFW - June 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, Warren...I agree some plan is needed, soon..also about gas and food and other prices...future prognosis is not good
LadyLass-O-You - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Sir L'Air, Mighty Duke oEdge, there are plenty of jobs, Sir . . . . they were all moved over > > > " there " We Need a giant Lasso to rope 'em & get them back to ~US~ R I C K ~ P E R R Y for President ! !
AFW - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, Lady may be right
LadyLassYou - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Sir, you definitely 'coined' this one right !

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