Top 10 Songs For The “Hard Working” American…Country Music Style

Songs about working hard are a staple in country music….and as we celebrate Labor Day,  whether we are celebrating the virtues of a hard day’s labor or telling the boss where to shove it, these 10 tunes are the best illustrious of the hard working American. Unfortunately we can’t get away from working, but hopefully you will feel better after listening to these songs about working…

Here are the Top 10 favorite “hard working” country music songs to celebrate Labor Day from Country Music Pride…Enjoy!

“Working Man’s Ph.D.” – Aaron Tippin

As a matter of fact I’d like to set things straight: A few more people should be pullin’ their weight. If you wanna cram course in reality, you get yourself a working man’s Ph.D.”

“Forty Hour Week (For a Livin’)” – Alabama

“Hello Pittsburgh steel mill worker, let me thank you for your time. You work a forty hour week for a livin’, just to send it on down the line.”

“Lord Have Mercy on the Working Man” – Travis Tritt

“Why’s the rich man busy dancing, while the poor man pays the band? Oh, they’re billing me, for killing me. Lord have mercy on the working man!”

“Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn

“We were poor, but we had love. That’s the one thing my daddy made sure of. He shoveled coal to make a poor man’s dollar.”

“Working Man Blues” – Merle Haggard

“I’ll be working long as my two hands are fit to use. I’ll drink my beer in a tavern, sing a little bit of these working man blues.”

“9 To 5” – Dolly Parton

“Workin’ nine to five, what a way to make a livin’. Barely getting by, it’s all take and no giving. They just used your mind and they never give you credit. It’s enough to make you crazy if you let it.”

“Take This Job and Shove It” – Johnny Paycheck

“Ya better not try and stand in my way, cause I’m walkin’ out the door. Take this job and shove it! I ain’t working here no more.”

“Workin’ Man (Nowhere To Go)” – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

“Had me a job til the market fell out. Tried hard to borrow but there was no help; now I’ve got nowhere to go. I need a job for these two hands. I’m a workin’ man with nowhere to go.”

“Amarillo by Morning”-George Strait

“They took my saddle in Houston, broke my leg in Santa Fe. Lost my wife and a girlfriend somewhere along the way. Well I’ll be looking for eight when they pull that gate, And I’m hoping that judge ain’t blind. Amarillo by morning, Amarillo’s on my mind.”

“Hard Workin’ Man”-Brooks & Dunn

“I’m a hard workin’ man, I wear a steel hard hat, I can ride, rope, hammer and paint, Do things with my hands that most men can’t, I can’t get ahead no matter how hard I try, I’m gettin’ really good at barely gettin’ by”

Happy Labor Day! Enjoy your day off with family and friends and don’t forget to thank a veteran and those in active duty today!


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