On That Note - Welcome to the Occupation

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    Hi and welcome to this week's On That Note. Each week one of us guys (@cyclones500, @CycloneRulzzz or I) bring you a music column hoping you will all chime in with your contributions to the chosen topic.

    Last week was: On That Note: Musical Compass, found here: https://cyclonefanatic.com/forum/threads/on-that-note-musical-compass.254197/

    This week the topic is Occupation. The song lyrics, title or Artist must be the name of an occupation. The actual occupation name. NOT A Description of the work or duties of the job. For instance these two DO NOT COUNT:

    I Write the Songs - Barry Manilow: He describes writing songs but never does the occupation "Songwriter" appear in the lyrics.
    Working in a Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey: Again he describes working in the coal mine and several tasks but never does the word "Miner" appear.

    My First Five:

    So Long Frank Lloyd Wright - Simon and Garfunkel - Architect


    The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel - Boxer (and Whores, if you want to call that an occupation)



    Baby Driver - Simon and Garfunkel - Engineer



    I Am The Walrus - Beatles - Policeman



    Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man - The Byrds - Musician and (all night)DJ
     
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    "Lovely Rita," The Beatles
    Meter maid (aka parking attendant)



    "Waitress in the Sky," The Replacements
    Also mentioned: Garbageman, janitor

     
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    Did a search for occupation songs and saw alot of songs about cowboys. At first glance that didn't seem like an occupation to me but I googled cowboy and got this:

    A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks.

    So I will post a couple based of that definition



     
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    Pullman Porters, Engineers

     
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    I think most are only dabblers or part timers, but there are definitely full time professionals.

     
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    More waitress, Waitress in a Donut Shop. And, hell yes, I have this album. ;)

     
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    Another couple cowboys



     
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