I Can't Wait to Get Off Work (And See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue)

Song Author Tom Waits Lyrics by: Tom Waits Performer: Tom Waits Submitted by: cazteclo
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[Dm7]    [G7sus4]    [Am]    [Am7/G]    [D9]    [G6]    [G7]    
Well, I [Cmaj7]don't mind [Ebmaj7]working cause I [Cmaj7]used to be [Ebmaj7]jerkin' off
[Cmaj7]most of my [Ebmaj7]time in the [Cmaj7]bars      
I've been a [Dm7]cabbie and a [G7]stock clerk and a [Am]soda fountain [Am7/G]jock jerk
and a [D9]manic mec[G6]hanic on [G7]cars   
It's nice [Cmaj7]work if you can [Ebmaj7]get it - Now, [Cmaj7]who the hell [Ebmaj7]said it       
I got [Dm7]mo-     [Em]ney to [F]spend [G7]on my [Am]gal [Am7/G]    
but the [Dm7]work never [G7]stops and I'll be [C]busting my [A7]chops
[Dm]wor   [Em]king for [F]Joe [G9]and    [C]Sal [G7]    

And I can't [Cmaj7]wait to get off [Ebmaj7]work and see my [Cmaj7]baby [Ebmaj7]    
she said she'd [Cmaj7]leave the por[Ebmaj7]ch light on for [Cmaj7]me [Ebmaj7]    
I'm di[Dm7]sheveled, I'm dis[G7]dainful and I'm di[Am]stracted and it's [Am7/G]painful      
but this [D9]job sweeping [G6]up here is [A7]gainfully em[Dm]ploy   [Em]ing    [F]me   [G7]to-    [C]night[G7]    

Tom do [Cmaj7]this! Tom do [Ebmaj7]that! Tom, [Cmaj7]don't do that [Ebmaj7]    
count the [Cmaj7]cash, clean the [Ebmaj7]oven, dump the [Cmaj7]trash, oh your [Ebmaj7]lovin'       
is a [Dm7]rare     [Em]and a [F]copa[G9]setic [Am]gift [Am7/G]    
and I'm a [Dm]moonlight watch[G7]manic - It's [C]hard to be ro[A7]mantic
[D9]Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine
[G7]Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine

I can't [Cmaj7]wait to get off [Ebmaj7]work and see my [Cmaj7]baby [Ebmaj7]    
she'll be [Cmaj7]waiting up with a [Ebmaj7]magazine for [Cmaj7]me [Ebmaj7]    
clean the [Dm7]bathrooms, clean 'em [G7]good   
Oh my [Am]lovin', I wish you [Am7/G]would - Come [D9]down here and [C]sweep me [Em]off my [A7]feet   
This [Dm]broom will [Em]have to [F]be   [G9]my    [Am]baby [Am7/G]    
If I [Dm7]hurry, I just [G7]might get [Em]off be[A7]fore the [Dm]da-    [Em]wns    [F]ear  [G7]ly    [C]light

Well, I don't mind working cause I used to be jerkin' off
most of my time in the bars
I've been a cabbie and a stock clerk and a soda fountain jock jerk
and a manic mechanic on cars
It's nice work if you can get it - Now, who the hell said it
I got mo- ney to spend on my gal
but the work never stops and I'll be busting my chops
working for Joe and Sal

And I can't wait to get off work and see my baby
she said she'd leave the porch light on for me
I'm disheveled, I'm disdainful and I'm distracted and it's painful
but this job sweeping up here is gainfully employing me to- night

Tom do this! Tom do that! Tom, don't do that
count the cash, clean the oven, dump the trash, oh your lovin'
is a rare and a copasetic gift
and I'm a moonlight watchmanic - It's hard to be romantic
Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine
Sweeping up over by the cigarette machine

I can't wait to get off work and see my baby
she'll be waiting up with a magazine for me
clean the bathrooms, clean 'em good
Oh my lovin', I wish you would - Come down here and sweep me off my feet
This broom will have to be my baby
If I hurry, I just might get off before the da- wns early light


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