Alex DePue & Rhonda Vincent. "Workin' Man Blues". New Official Music Video.

Alex DePue guests The Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent for this remake of the classic and quintessential Merle Haggard hit, "Workin' Man Blues", the hit Single from DePue's upcoming album, "Modern Paganini".  Also in the mix is virtuosic guitarist John Carroll, along with Steve Ebe (drums) and Brian Hinchliffe (bass).

"Alex DePue is described as one of the leading improv violinists of his generation, with legendary prowess in bluegrass, rock, classical, and jazz/blues..."

 

- Kansas City Tribune

 

Lyrics

 

It's a big job gettin' by with nine kids and a wife

You know I've been a workin' man dang near all my life

I'll keep on working long as my two hands are fit to use

I drink my beer this evening and sing a little bit of these workin' man blues

 

Well, I keep my nose on the grindstone and I work hard every day

I might get a little high on the weekends, after I draw my pay

But I go back workin', I got to buy my kids a brand new pair of shoes

Well I drink a little beer in a tavern and I sing a little bit of them workin' man blues

 

Well, hey, hey, the working man, the working man like me

Never been on welfare and that's one place I'm not gonna be

I'd be workin' as long as my two hands are fit to use

I will drink my beer at a tavern and sing a little bit of them workin' man blues

 

Sometimes I think about leavin' and do a little bummin' around

I throw my bills out the window, catch a train to another town

But I go back workin', I got to buy my kids a brand new pair of shoes

I sing a little bit in a tavern and cry a little bit of these workin' man blues

 

Well, hey, hey, the working man, the working man like me

Never been on welfare and that's one place I'm not gonna be

I'd be workin' as long as my two hands are fit to use

I'd drink a little beer this evening and sing a little bit of them workin' man blues

 

This song goes out for all the working man there...

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