Artist Dolly Parton
Album 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
Genre
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Verse:
Gb
Tumble outta bed and a`stumble to the kitchen
B
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Gb                                         Db
And yawn n` stretch n` and try to come to life


Gb
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin`
B
Out on the streets the traffic starts jumpin`
     Gb                    Db             Gb 
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

Chorus:
        B
Workin` 9 to 5 - what a way to make a livin`
       Gb
Barely gettin` by - it`s all takin` and no givin`
          B
They just use your mind - and they never give you credit
     Ab                  Db
It`s enough to drive you crazy if you let it


B
9 to 5 - for service and devotion
          Gb
You would think that I would deserve a fair promotion
       B
Want to move ahead but the boss won`t seem to let me
  Ab                         Db              Gb
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me mmmmmmm

Verse:
Gb
They let you dream just to watch `em shatter
       B
You`re just a step on the boss man`s ladder
    Gb                                Db
But you got dreams he`ll never take away


Gb
In the same boat with a lot of your friends
B
Waitin` for the day your ship`ll come in
        Gb                          Db                   Gb
And the tide`s gonna turn an` it`s all gonna roll your way

Chorus:
        B
Workin` 9 to 5 - what a way to make a livin`
      Gb
Barely gettin` by - it`s all takin` and no givin`
         B
They just use your mind - and you never get the credit
     Ab                  Db
It`s enough to drive you crazy if you let it


B
9 to 5, yeah - they got you where they want you
         Gb
There`s a better life - and you think about it don`t you
      B
It`s a rich man`s game - no matter what they call it
        Ab                      Db
And you spend your life putting money in his wallet


B
9 to 5 - what a way to make a livin`
       Gb
Barely gettin` by - it`s all takin` and no givin`
         B
They just use you mind - and they never give you credit
     Ab                  Db
It`s enough to drive you crazy if you let it


B
9 to 5, yeah - they got you where they want you
         Gb
There`s a better life - and you dream about it don`t you
      B
It's a rich man`s game - no matter what they call it
        Ab                      Db
And you spend your life putting money in his wallet
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2 Comments

  1. -4 and +1 seem to be the easiest options to me

  2. -1 is much better (if no capo)

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