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40 Hour Week
Alabama
Capo: 2nd Fret
Intro: D

D
There are people in this country,
         A                            D
Who work hard every day,
G                                                     A
Not for fame or fortune do they strive,
              D
But the fruits of their labor,
        A                                    D
Are worth more than their pay,
              G                     A                  D (Pause)
And it's time a few of them were recognized,

G D
Hello Detroit! (Auto Workers),
           G                              D
And I thank you for your time,
                     G                                   D
You work a forty hour week for a livin',
              A                                D
Just to send it on down the line,
G  D
Hello Pittsburg! (Steel Mill Workers),
           G                              D
And I thank you for your time,
                     G                                  D
You work a forty hour week for a livin',
              A                                D
Just to send it on down the line,

                         A-A
This is for the one who swings the hammer,
G-G                        D
Drivin' home the nails,
              A-A
For the one who's behind the counter,
G-G                   D
Ringin' up the sales,
              Bm
For the one who finds the fire,
        F#m                          G
The one who brings the mail,
       Asus
For everyone who works behind the scenes,


You can see them every mornin',

In the factories and the fields,

In the City streets and the quiet country towns,

Workin' together, like spokes inside a wheel,

They keep this country turnin' around,


Hello Kansas! (Wheat field farmers),

And I thank you for your time,

You work a forty hour week for a livin',

Just to send it on down the line,

Hello West Vir-ginia coal miners,

And I thank you for your time,

You work a forty hour week for a livin',

Just to send it on down the line,


This is for the one who drives the big rigs,

Up and down the road,

For the one out in the warehouse,

Bringin' in the load,

For the waitress, the mechanic, the policeman on patrol,

For everyone who works behind the scenes,

With a spirit you can't replace with no machine-e-e-e,


Hello A-mer-ica,

Let me thank you for your time

Transcribed by Gerry Watkins



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