Nearer My Job to Thee (Joe Hill)

“Nearer My Job to Thee” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Nearer My Job to Thee” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Joe Hill.
Tune: “Nearer My God to Thee.”


Nearer my job to thee,
Nearer with glee;
Three plunks for the office fee,
But my fare is free;
My train is running fast;
I’ve got a job at last;
Nearer my job to thee,
Nearer to thee.

Arrived where my job should be:
Nothing in sight I see,
Nothing but sand, by gee!
Job went up a tree.
No place to eat or sleep;
Snakes in the sage brush creep.
Nero a saint would be,
Shark, compared to thee.

Nearer to town each day:
Hiked all the way;
Nearer that agency
Where I paid my fee;
And when the Shark I see,
You’ll bet your boots that he
Nearer his god shall be:
Leave that to me!


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