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An Anonymous Worker

"Nine to Five" (karaoke)

"Nine to Five" (sheet music)


Let me tell you the story of a woman named Susie

Who applied for a job one day.

They tested her for typing, for shorthand and speed writing,

And they gave her the lowest pay.

 

We type and file nine to five, yet we barely stay alive,

Working from day to day.

Well, we've done a day's work in the offices of Boston,

And it's time we got a day's pay.

 

Well, then Susie did the filing and she kept the correspondence,

And she answered the telephone;

Though the boss might be a doubter, still he couldn't do without her,

Wouldn't even call a taxi on his own.

 

We type and file nine to five, yet we barely stay alive,

Working from day to day.

Well, we've done a day's work in the offices of Boston,

And it's time we got a day's pay.

 

Susie asked for a promotion, and she caused a commotion;

He just looked at her in disbelief.

But the raises they've been giving sure don't match the cost of living,

Though the boss is still eating beef.

 

We type and file nine to five, yet we barely stay alive,

Working from day to day.

Well, we've done a day's work in the offices of Boston,

And it's time we got a day's pay.

 

So Susie got together all the women in the office,

And they started to organize;

If you thought women won't fight for a basic worker's right,

Then you're in for a big surprise!

 

We type and file nine to five, yet we barely stay alive,

Working from day to day.

Well, we've done a day's work in the offices of Boston,

And it's time we got a day's pay.

 

Now, you women of Boston, don't you think that it's a crime

That we suffer while employers thrive?

Women's work is never done, fighting back has just begun

For a better life from nine to five.

 

We type and file nine to five, yet we barely stay alive,

Working from day to day.

Well, we've done a day's work in the offices of Boston,

And it's time we got a day's pay.


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