Dirty Work

Words & Music:

Steely Dan


C    F    Am    Bb    Bb/B    Bb/C


Am        Dm            G                C

Times are hard, you're afraid to pay the fee.

        Am                Dm           C              G

So, you find yourself somebody who can do the job for free.

When you need a bit of lovin' 'cause your man is out of town,

That's the time you get me runnin' and you know I'll be around.



C     F               Am              Bb

I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh, yeah.

I don't want to do your dirty work no more.

I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh, yeah.


Light the candle, put the lock upon the door.

You have sent the maid home early like a thousand times before.

Like a castle in a corner in a medieval game,

I foresee terrible trouble and I stay here just the same.




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