Capo 1st fret

Standard (EADGBE)

intro, spoken:

I dedicate this song to the workin' man

For ever' man that puts in a hard

Eight or ten hours a day of work and toil and sweat

Always got somebody lookin' down his neck

Tryin' to get more out of 'im

Than he really ought to have to put in.

After twenty nine long years

of workin' in this shop

with Oney standing over me

Today when that old whistle blows,

I'll check in all my gear, and I'll retire.

The superintendant just stopped by

and said they planned my little get-together

and then he said I'd never have made it

if old Oney hadn't of held me to the fire

I've seen him in my dreams at night

and woke up in the morning feeling tired.

And old Oney don't remember, when i came here,

how he tried to get me fired...

With his folded hands behind him,

every morning, Oney waited at the gate...

where he'd rant and rave like i committed murder

clockin' in five minutes late.

But today they'll gather 'round me

like I've seen 'em do when any man retires,

and old Oney's gonna tell me,

from now on, I'm free to do what i desire.

He'll present me with that little old gold watch

they give a man a times like this,

but there's one thing he's not countin' on...

today's the day i give old Oney his! hahahahaha!

I've been workin' buildin' muscles,

Oney's just been standin' 'round, and gettin' soft,

and today about 4:30, I'll make up for every

good night's sleep I've lost...

When I'm gone, I'll be remembered

as the workin' man that put his point across...

With a right hand full of knuckles,

today's the day I show old Oney

who's the boss!

(just keep strumming )

Hmmmmmmm, what time is it? 4:30? Heeeeeyyyy Oney! Oney! haha!