Movement VI - WORK
(Paul McCartney)
1991 MPL Communications

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(Mary Dee's Office) 

WOMEN'S CHORUS (office staff) 
Working women at the top, 
Will it ever stop? 
Papers piling up and up. 
Days go by like Monday, Tuesday: 
Work until we drop! 
All the time looking great, 
Running late, 
In a state, losing weight, 
Running late again 
And again. 

MARY DEE 
Let me have the letter that you typed up yesterday. 
Did Mr. Fisher send the fax to LA? 
Make sure the flowers don't arrive too late 
And cancel my appointment at the Squash Club. 

WOMEN'S CHORUS 
What club? 

MARY DEE 
Squash Club. 

WOMEN'S CHORUS 
Working women on the go, 
Will they ever know 
What it takes to run the show? 
Days go by like lightning, 
Will it ever slow? 
Half the time feeling dead, 
Over-fed, 
Aching head, 
Miss my bed. 
Over-fed again And again. 

MARY DEE 
Did they ever pick up the accountant's resume? 
Make sure the car arrives in time for the plane. 
Get me the details of the takeover bid 
And write another letter to the Minister. 

WOMEN'S CHORUS 
Minister? 

MARY DEE 
The Minister of love. 

WOMEN'S CHORUS 
Love. 
(La) 

MARY DEE 
Where's the time for standing still? 

WOMEN'S CHORUS 
Holding hands and walking free. 

MARY DEE 
Where's the time for you... 

MARY DEE and WOMEN'S CHORUS 
And me? 

MARY DEE 
Did I sign the letter that you typed up yesterday? 
Is Mr. Fisher on the flight to LA? 
He's got the details of the takeover bid 
And I'll be in a meeting with the Minister. 

WOMEN'S CHORUS 
Minister, Minister of love. 

Love. 

MARY DEE 
Feeling confusion, 
Fear of intrusion, 
Frightened of losing my mind. 
Dreams of the future, 
Thoughts of myself left behind. 

WOMEN'S CHORUS 
Working women at the top. 

MARY DEE 
Will I ever stop? 
Orders piling up and up. 

WOMEN'S CHORUS 
Days go by like Thursday, Friday. 

MARY DEE 
Always on the go. 
Part of myself lives inside. 

(Shanty's office) 

MEN'S CHORUS 
When you ask a working man, 
'Does he ever stop?' 
Will he make it to the top? 
Should he take a break on Sunday? 
Work until he drop. 

SHANTY 
My early days in school required 
A lot of concentration 
I was finding out. 

But now in later years I find 
My colleagues here are more inclined 
To mess about. 
My wife at home 
Would surely never understand 
If I so much as look at someone else 

MEN'S CHORUS 
If men had been the faithful sort 
It surely would have changed the course of history. 

Don't ask me who the first man was 
That dared to take a mistress, 
It's a mystery. 
Your wife at home 
Would surely have to understand 
If you were ever seen with someone else. 

MR. DINGLE 
Oh, no she won't! 

MEN'S CHORUS 
You wouldn't dare! 

SHANTY 
Oh, yes I would! 

MR, DINGLE 
Oh, no you don't! 

MEN'S CHORUS 
All things matrimonial 
Carry with them certain responsibilities. 

SHANTY and MR. DINGLE 
(Ah) 
Carry with them certain responsibilities. 

MR. DINGLE 
Let's find ourselves a little hostelry 
Where you can sit and have a drink on me. 
We'll get a chance 
To talk about anyone who bothers us. 

There's so much more to life than meets the eye, 
It's quite enough to make a throat feel dry. 
So let's repair 
To where no-one else would dare to bother us. 

Let's have a drink 
While we think what to do. 
And while we think, 
I'll accept a little drink from you. 

If everybody took a serious view of life, 
We all would feel the same as you. 
But, as it is, 
We don't, so it isn't gonna bother us. 

Let's have a drink 
While we think what to do. 
And while we think, 
I'll accept a little drink from you. 

MARY DEE 
Part of myself grows inside. 



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