Too Old to Work (Joe Glazer)

“Too Old to Work” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Too Old to Work” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Joe Glazer.
Tune: Joe Glazer.


You work in the factory all of your life,
Try to provide for your kids and your wife.
When you get too old to produce anymore,
They hand you your hat and they show you the door.

Too old to work, too old to work
When you’re too old to work and you’re too young to die,
Who will take care of you? How’ll you get by
When you’re too old to work and you’re too young to die?

You don’t ask for favors when your life is through;
You’ve got a right to what’s coming to you.
Your boss gets a pension when he is too old;
You helped him retire; you’re out in the cold.

Too old to work, too old to work
When you’re too old to work and you’re too young to die,
Who will take care of you? How’ll you get by
When you’re too old to work and you’re too young to die?

They put horses to pasture; they feed them on hay;
Even machines get retired some day.
The bosses get pensions when their days are through;
Fat pensions for them; brother, nothing for you.

Too old to work, too old to work
When you’re too old to work and you’re too young to die,
Who will take care of you? How’ll you get by
When you’re too old to work and you’re too young to die?

There’s no easy answer; there’s no easy cure;
Dreaming won’t change it; that’s one thing for sure;
But fighting together, we’ll get there some day,
And when we have won, we will no longer say:

Too old to work, too old to work
When you’re too old to work and you’re too young to die,
Who will take care of you? How’ll you get by
When you’re too old to work and you’re too young to die?


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