Working - Cleanin' Women Lyrics

2012 Revised Version
Working the Musical - Cleanin' Women Lyrics

Mama worked just like her mama before her
Domestic working was their trade
There was laundress, cook, and the live-in help
Thursday girl, babysitter, and the hotel maid
They worked six days a week all day long
And never could get out of debt
Those were the days when the minimum wage
Was anything you could get
They was
(Cleanin' women)
Without faces
(They was coming and going
On a first-name basis)
You're talking to somebody who knows
(Somebody who knows)
And after too many years
I don't wanna be stuck in no laundry room
(Oh, no!)
I don't wanna pick up nary 'nother broom
One of these days
(One of these days)
Just wanna sleep 'til noon
All day long I'm thinking
My kid's out in the streets somewhere
But the folks up in the rooms
Don't think you're thinking half the time
(All day long)
Always talking 'round you
Like you ain't even there
(All day long)
It's getting so it do
Something to my mind!
(Something to my mind, to my mind)
(Oh, Lord!)
I got a daughter with a head on her shoulders
And pretty as a picture too
(No, she's ain't gonna hide)
She ain't gonna hide that pretty face behind closed doors
Scrubbing floors like here mama do
If my legs don't give out and my back hold
I'm gonna maker her a better day
(Oh, one of these days)
You'll never see her get down on her knees
Unless she's down there to pray
No more cleaning women
Without faces
She's gonna walk in on a
Miss Last Name basis
She'll be the first in this family
She'll be the first in this family
To have a face you can see, Lord!
She ain't gonna be stuck inside no laundry room
And when she's sweeping, she'll be pushing her own broom
The day may never come where she can sleep 'til noon
As long as she can get up singing her own tune
For me, that day (Lord!)
Lord, for me, that day (For me, that day)
Can't come too soon
(Can't come too soon, too soon
That day can't come, can't come
Can't come too soon, too soon)
That day can't come...
Can't come too soon!

[Thanks to Ashen S for the lyrics]

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Working the Musical Lyrics

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Nobody Tells Me How
Brother Trucker
Just A Housewife
If I Could've Been
The Mason
It's an Art
A Very Good Day
Cleanin' Women
Fathers & Sons
Something to Point To