Keep Your Day Job
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jerry Garcia
copyright Ice Nine Publishing

Recorded on: Dick's Picks Vol 6 (live 14 Oct 1983)
First performance: August 28, 1982 at the Oregon Country Fair Site, Veneta, Oregon.

Hunter, in his Box of Rain, notes that
"This song was dropped from the Grateful Dead repertoire at the request of fans. Seriously."
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Maybe you collect or maybe you pay
Still got to work that eight hour day
Whether you like that job or not
Keep it on ice while you're lining up your long shot
Which is to say, hey-ey

Keep your day job
Don't give it away
Keep your day job
Whatever they say

Ring that bell for whatever it's worth
When Monday comes, don't forget about work
By now you know that face on your dollar
Got a thumb to its nose and a hand on your collar
Which is to say, hey-ey

Keep your day job
Don't give it away
Keep your day job
Whatever they say

Punch that time card, check that clock
But when Monday comes gotta run, run, run - not walk

Keep your day job
Don't give it away
Keep your day job
Whatever they say

Steady boy, study that eight day hour
But don't underrate that pay-check power
If you ask me, which I know you don't
I'd tell you to do what I know you won't
Which is to say, hey-ey

Keep your day job
Don't give it away
Keep your day job
Whatever they say

Daddy may drive a V-8 'vet
Mama may bathe in champagne yet
God bless the child with his own stash
Nine to five and a place to crash

Keep your day job
Don't give it away
Keep your day job
Whatever they say

Sunday comes forget about work
Ring that bell for whatever it's worth
If you ask me like I know you won't
I'll tell you what to do what I know that you won't

Keep your day job
Don't give it away
Keep your day job
Whatever they sayKeep your day job
Don't give it away
Keep your day job
Whatever they sayKeep your day job
Don't give it away
Keep your day job
Whatever they say
Keep your day job, until your night job pays

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