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CHECKIN' AROUND

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



        INTRO:  D - A - G - A  (4 times)


                D         A
            I.  checkin' around
                G      A
                in the papers.
                D         A
                checkin' around,
                G    A
                peekaboo.
                D         A
                checkin' around,
                G  A
                my neighbors
                D          A
                all went uptown.
                     G          A
                they need work, too.


                F
     CHORUS A:  I'm in the dole queue.
                G
                she's in the dole queue.
                F
                they're on the roles, too.
                G
                look at this mob.
                F
                we got food stamps.
                G
                we're not tramps.
                F             G
                we just can't find a job.
                          D         A      G   A
                but we're checkin' around,
                D         A      G   A
                checkin' around.


                D         A
           II.  sittin' around,
                G    A
                application.
                D           A
                name called out,
                        G         A
                see the personnel clerk.
                D        A
                job history,
                G    A
                explanations...
                D   A
                unemployment
                G       A
                is hard work.


                F
     CHORUS B:  I'm in the dole queue.
                G
                she's in the dole queue.
                F
                they're on the roles, too.
                G
                look at this mob.
                F
                we got food stamps.
                G
                we're not tramps.
                Bb            C
                we just can't find a job.
                          F         C      Bb   C
                but we're checkin' around,
                F         C      Bb   C
                checkin' around,
                F         C      Bb
                checkin' around,
                C         F      C   Bb   A
                checkin' around.


 INSTRUMENTAL:  D - A - G - A  (twice)
                E - Eb - G  (4 times)


         E  Eb       G
 BRIDGE:        just wanna be warm,
         E  Eb      G
                hot tummy, hot food.
         E  Eb  G
                spare me storms
         E  Eb     G
                of platitudes.
         A  Ab  C
                yeah, there's work -
         A  Ab      C
                but look what kind!
         A  Ab          C
                there's nothing worth
         A  Ab    C   D        E   (into instrumental)
                a politician's time.


 INSTRUMENTAL:  E - Eb - G  (4 times)


                G
     CHORUS C:  I'm in the dole queue.
                A
                she's in the dole queue.
                G
                they're on the roles, too.
                A
                look at this mob.
                G
                we got food stamps.
                A
                we're not tramps.
                C             D
                we just can't find a job.
                          G         D      C   D
                but we're checkin' around,
                G         D      C   D
                checkin' around,
                G         D      C
                checkin' around,
                D         G      D   C   D   G
                checkin' around.

© Copyright 1982 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 



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