Monday, 3 September 2018

Happy Labour Day!

Hey, ever notice that miners, farm workers, truckers and other blue collar types get all the great, classic labour protest songs? But what about modern white collar workers -- where are their songs of toil, suffering and injustice, eh?

I know of only one -- "The White Collar Holler" -- written by an ex-pat Canadian musician named Nigel Russell and recorded by the late, great Canadian singer-songwriter Stan Rogers.

So I proudly present it here today, brothers and sisters, in solidarity with the ongoing common struggle. Happy Labour Day!

Enjoy!



30 comments:

DEZMOND said...

Cheerio!

Mitchell is Moving said...

This is GREAT! Don't forget "Take This Job And Shove It." Oh, and "Nine to Five." Oh, and.... Happy day!

mxtodis123 said...

Perfect choice for Labor Day. Thanks.

anne marie in philly said...

A DAY OFF WORK! YAYZ!

here's another song: Huey Lewis And The News - Workin' For A Livin' - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcIK3akktLU

Bob Slatten said...

Great tune ...I'll be humming it all day while I DON'T work!

mshatch said...

It sure is nice to have an extra day off - even if I don't get paid for it :)

Harry Hamid said...

Haha... Okay, that's kind of funny.

I worked construction one summer and it's a very different thing than working in an office. I'm fortunate not to have to do that anymore because after 8 hours of that there really isn't anything else your life can have in it.

I'd say more but that would be work and it's Labor Day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Labour Day!!!

Joanne Noragon said...

I immediately thought of Working Nine to Five, immediately followed by, "and some of us did it in high heels!" This is a new one for me, and good.

^.^ said...

What a voice !!! Happy Labour Day, friend D. Love, cat.

Martha said...

What a fun tune. Happy Labour Day!

lady M said...

Funny!

Adam said...

And ironically almost every white collar worker has the day off.

And a good chunk of blue collar workers do not.

Marie Smith said...

Love that voice! Gone too soon.

e said...

Fun! Happy Labour Day, fellow retiree! We earned it!

Leeanna Henderson said...

I sent this to my husband who happens to be a white-collar man.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Damn, this is a great song. I was clapping and bouncing, now ready for the Xerox line. Thanks for bringing it out on Labor Day.
Be well, Debra.

John M said...

It's a great idea.

Birdie said...

Catchy!
Happy Labour Day!

Guillaume said...

I didn't have a Labour Day, but my day turned out okay in the end.

^.^ said...

His ashes are where my baby daughter's ashes are as well. cat.

Frank said...

9 to 5 but you all beat me to it.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent tune Debra! Thank you! Happy Labour Day! Big Hugs!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Around here labor day is forgotten holidays.
Coffee is on

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Brilliant!

Missy George said...

Great voice! Fun song. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Miss Val's Creations said...

How fun! White collar work is boring as I have been there, done that. Same day over and over again!

bj said...

♪♫♫...workin 9 to 5..what a way to make a livin'♫♪♪

baili said...

Perfect for labor day dear Debra!

i have always observed labors and felt for them
many time i could not stop my tears when while sitting in car crossed the way where many labors were sitting and waiting for someone to come and offer them job

The Happy Whisk said...

10:53 lol