I Don't Work for a Living

DESCRIPTION: "I don't work for a living, I get along all right without, I don't toil all day, I suppose it's because I'm not built that way." The singer describes all the things he can accomplish if someone else does the work, and describes his relaxed way of living
AUTHOR: James Mullen & Edward Leroy Freeman
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Hobo Jack Turner)
KEYWORDS: work humorous unemployment
FOUND IN: Australia US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 142-143, "I Don't Work for a Living" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
Frank Crumit, "I Don't Work for a Living" (Victor V-40214, 1930)
Walton Dalton, "I Don't Work for a Living" (Perfect 12574, 1930)
Jack Kaufman, "I Don't Work for a Living" (Broadway 8145, n.d. but c. 1930)
Frankie Marvin, "I Don't Work for a Living" (Brunswick 401, 1930); (Conqueror 7449/Romeo 1145 [both as Frankie Wallace], c. 1930)
Hobo Jack Turner [pseud. Ernest Hare], "I Don't Work for a Living" (Velvet Tone 2070-V, 1929)
Pete Wiggins, "I Don't Work for a Living" (OKeh 45412/Parlophone [UK] E-6357, 1930)

File: MCB142

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