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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  May 8, 2000
Written by: David Allen Coe

     TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT   Johnny Paycheck


Take this job and shove it    
-3------------      Bb                       F
--------------      I ain't working here no more
F                    Dm                  G              C
Woman done left and took all the reasons I was working for
F                                                  Bb              F
You better not to try to stand in my way as I'm a-walking out the door
Bb                  F          C                    F
Take this job and shove it I ain't working here no more.

(This is played before each verse.)

F                                  Bb                    F
I've been working in this factory  For nigh on fifteen years
Bb                                 F                    C
All this time I watched my woman drowning in a pool of tears
     F                                   Bb                     F 
And I've seen a lot of good folk die who had a lot of bills to pay
Bb                        F              C                    F   Bb F
I'd give the shirt right off of my back if I had the guts to say

Go to chorus
(play above before this verse)

F                                         Bb               F
Well that foreman he's a regular dog the line boss he's a fool
Bb                 F             C
Got a brand new flattop haircut Lord he thinks he's cool
F                                                  Bb               F
One of these days I'm gonna blow my top and that sucker he's gonna pay
Bb                    F                      C                G
Lord I can't wait to see their faces when I get the nerve to say...

Go to chorus

------------    Bb                 F        C    F 
------------   Take this job and shove it