Rest of the Day's Your Own, The

DESCRIPTION: "One day when I was out of work a job I went to seek." He takes a job, is given a list of tasks and told that, once done, "The rest of the day's your own." The list is too long, so he messes up the tasks, is fired, and "The rest of my life's my own."
AUTHOR: J. P. Long an W. David, according to Palmer
EARLIEST DATE: 1915 (Old Time Comic Songs, No. 1., according to Palmer)
KEYWORDS: work humorous escape hardtimes money
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-ECS, #40, "The Rest of the Day's Your Own" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1485
File: PECS040

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