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Dirty Work

This song is by Steely Dan and appears on the album Can't Buy a Thrill (1972) and on the box set Citizen Steely Dan 1972-1980 (1993).

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Times are hard
You're afraid to pay the fee
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

I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah
I don't wanna 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 the castle in its corner
In a medieval game
I foresee terrible trouble
And I stay here just the same

I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah
I don't wanna do your dirty work no more
I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah

I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah
I don't wanna do your dirty work no more
I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah
I don't wanna do your dirty work no more
I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah
I don't wanna do your dirty work no more

Written by:

Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

Produced by:

Gary Katz Wikipedia16

Musicians:

  • Donald Fagen: Lead vocals, acoustic and electric pianos, plastic organ, backing vocals
  • Walter Becker: Bass, backing vocals
  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter Wikipedia16: Lead, rhythm, pedal steel and Spanish guitars
  • Denny Dias Wikipedia16: Lead and rhythm guitars, electric sitar
  • Jim Hodder Wikipedia16: Drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • David Palmer Wikipedia16: Lead and backing vocals

Featured artists:

Lead vocal by David Palmer, tenor sax solo by Jerome Richardson Wikipedia16

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