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Sammy Kershaw - National Working Woman's Holiday

Reached #2 on the US Hot Country Songs chart, with a total of 20 weeks remaining on the charts . On the Canada Country Tracks charts, It reached at #3. The song was included in Sammy Kershaw's fourth studio album, Feelin 'Good Train (Mercury 1994)

National Working Woman's Holiday

“National Working Woman's Holiday”, a song written by Roger Murrah, Pat Terry and James Dean Hicks, was recorded by Sammy Kershaw for the Mercury label, in February 1994, in The Music Mill, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN. The recording session of the album, Sammy was accompanied by: Danny Parks (guitar), Brent Mason and Reggie Young (electric guitar), Sonny Garrish (steel), Mike Chapman (bass), Paul Leim and Lonnie Wilson (drums), Rob Hajacos (fiddle), Joey Miskulin and Jo-El Sonnier (accordion), David Briggs (piano), Mike Lawler (keyboards) and Dennis Wilson, Curtis Young, Cindy Richardson Walker, Gary Burr, Mac McAnally and Russell Smith (vocal backround). With the production of Buddy Cannon and Norro Wilson, the song was released on June 28, 1994, and on August 6, 1994, reached #2 on the US Hot Country Songs chart, with a total of 20 weeks remaining on the charts . On the Canada Country Tracks charts, It reached at #3.

 

The song was included in Sammy Kershaw's fourth studio album, Feelin 'Good Train (Mercury 1994), the album was released on June 21, 1994, and on July 26, 1994, reached #9 in the US Top Country Albums charts, with a total of 43 weeks remaining in the charts. In the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, It reached at #2. The album was certified gold in the USA and Canada.

This Kershaw classic examines the juggling of work and life that working women do, and makes us wish that a “National Working Woman’s Holiday” actually existed. Since it doesn’t, we’ll have to settle for Labor Day.

Miquel Batlle Garriga
mbatllegarriga@gmail.com

Sammy Kershaw - National Working Woman's Holiday  Lyrics

 

They oughta' run your picture in a magazine

'Cause you're the hardest working woman I've ever seen

If we weren't sinkin' in a river of debt

I'd say, "Quit that job and let 'em do it theirself"

I know we're depending on every dime

But I'm tired of you working that overtime

 

I'm gonna tell somebody

There ought to be a law against working that way

Tell 'em you're taking off this Friday

For the National Working Woman's Holiday

 

Honey I can tell you're feeling the strain

You deserve a break from that ball and chain

If the union won't say it, then it's up to me

They're just taking advantage of your loyalty

Everybody likes a little time and a half

But we both know you're worth more than that

 

I'm gonna tell somebody

There ought to be a law against working that way

Tell 'em you're taking off this Friday

For the National Working Woman's Holiday

 

I'll call in sick

And I'll be telling the truth

'Cause I'm sick and tired

Of how they're treating you

 

I'm gonna tell somebody

There ought to be a law against working that way

Tell 'em you're taking off this Friday

For the National Working Woman's Holiday

 

I'm gonna tell somebody

There ought to be a law against working that way

Tell 'em you're taking off this Friday

For the National Working Woman's Holiday



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