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I USED TO WORK IN CHICAGO (Traditional) Three Bits Of Rhythm - 1946 Also recorded by: Merle Travis; Oscar Brand; Rick Bedrosian; Sammy Kaye & His Orch. We used to work in Chicago In a department store We worked in the candy department We did, but we don't anymore A lady came in for some candy "And what will you have?" we said "Kisses" she said, and kisses she got We'll never work there anymore SPOKEN: And then we got fired I used to work in Chicago In a department store (You did?) I worked in the hat dept I did, but I don't anymore (What happened?) A lady came in for a hat one day "What'll you have?" I said (What'd she say?) "Felt," she said, and felt 'er I did I'll never work there anymore SPOKEN: 1st Voice: That was my Wife! 2nd Voice: She's all right 1st Voice: I'm not talkin' to you 2nd Voice: I'm not askin' you 1st Voice: Ooh! I used to work in Chicago In a department store I worked in the glove department I did, but I don't anymore A lady came in for some gloves one day "And what will you have?" I said (What she say?) "Rubber" she said, and rub 'er I did I'll never work there anymore SPOKEN: 1st Voice: I love my work 2nd Voice: I bet you do I used to work in Chicago In a department store I worked in the shoe department I did, but I don't anymore A lady came in for some shoes one day "What kind would you like?" I said "Boot" she said, and boot 'er I did I'll never work there anymore SPOKEN: 1st Voice: You get a kick out the work, don't you? 2nd Voice: Well, you see, that was my mother-in-law I used to work in Chicago In a department store I worked in the stockings department I did, but I don't anymore A lady came in for some stockings "And what'll you have?" I said "Hose" she said, and hose she got I'll never work there anymore SPOKEN: 1st Voice: You're fired! 2nd Voice: You can't fire him, he means Nylons 1st Voice: Ooh! I used to work in Chicago In a department store I worked in the bakery department I did, but I don't anymore (Make any dough, Joe?) A lady came in for some bakeries "And what will you have?" I said "A layer" she said, a layer she got I'll never work there anymore SPOKEN: I love my work I used to work in Chicago In a department store I worked in the poultry department I did, but I don't anymore A lady came in for some poultry one day "And what will you have?" I said "A goose" she said, and a goose she got I'll never work there anymore We used to work in Chicago In a department store We worked in the meat department We did, but we don't anymore A lady came in for some meat one day "And what will you have?" we said "Baloney", she said, and wieners she got We'll never work there anymore (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2004)

    


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