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CHECKIN' AROUND

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


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

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

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

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

     BRIDGE:  just wanna be warm,
              hot tummy, hot food.
              spare me storms
              of platitudes.
              yeah, there's work -
              but look what kind!
              there's nothing worth
              a politician's time.

              (repeat chorus B)

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

 





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