Bang On The Drum All Day

Words & Music:

Todd Rundgren


Thanks to Sounghound Chuck Hollaman for taking the time to correct the chords I had (D-C-G-C) to the better version below.



D               G               D                       G

I don't want to work, I want to bang on these drums all day.

I don't want to play, I just want to bang on these drums all day.



Ever since I was a tiny boy,


I don't want no candy, I don't need no toy.


I took a stick and an old coffee can,

  E                             G

I bang on that thing 'til I got blisters on my hand because:




When I get older they think I'm a fool.

The teacher told me I should stay after school.

She caught me pounding on the desk with my hands.

But my licks was so hot I made the teacher wanna dance, and that's why:




Listen to this - every day when I get home from work.

I feel so frustrated, the boss is a jerk.

And I get my sticks and go out to the shed.

And I pound on that drum like it was the boss's head, because:


CHORUS:  [repeat at least 3x and out]


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