The Worn-Out Slave (George Lambert)

“The Worn-Out Slave” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Worn-Out Slave” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: George Lambert.
Tune: “Old Pal, Why Don’t You Answer Me?.”


Old man, you’re canned; you can no longer stay.
Old man, you can no longer earn your pay.
We who have employed you for a long, long time
Know that you are useless at the present time.

For years, I’ve tried to satisfy,
But now you are discharging me.
My hands are worn; my health is gone.
You haven’t any sympathy.
If you discharge me now, I know that you
Will drive me to insanity.

Old man, you’ve worked and never lost a day.
Old man, you’ve worked and always earned your pay.
If you have no money, there are lots the same.
Try and live without it. We are not to blame.

For years, I’ve tried to satisfy,
But now you are discharging me.
My hands are worn; my health is gone.
You haven’t any sympathy.
If you discharge me now, I know that you
Will drive me to insanity.

For years, I’ve tried to satisfy,
But now you are discharging me.
My hands are worn; my health is gone.
You haven’t any sympathy.
If you discharge me now, I know that you
Will drive me to insanity.


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