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Ain't gonna work on Saturday

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Composer: Rabbi Silverman


Language: English
Categories/Themes: Liturgy  
I once was an explorer, to africa I went, when shabbos hungry lions, came z


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Ain't gonna work on Saturday
Ain't gonna work on Saturday
Double, double, triple pay
Won't make me work on Saturday
Ain't gonna work on Saturday
It's Shabbos Kodesh

*******repeat chorus after each stanza*******
I'm big Gedalia Goomber, I'm not exactly small,
But really not so very big, just seventeen feet tall.
I'm really rigged for working, for that I'm very fit,
Six days a week I'm at it, and on the seventh day I quit.

I once helped raise a building, and on the 100th floor,
I was carrying a load of bricks, an easy ton or more.
And here it's late on Friday, I knew I'd have to stop,
So I yelled, "watch out below!", and let the whole thing drop.

At driving a locomotive, I thought I'd take a crack,
I had the throttle wide open, zooming down the track.
And here it's almost Shabbos, the sun's about to set,
So I dove into a mudhole, and the train is running yet.

I worked down in a coal mine, and lost myself alright,
I couldn't tell the days apart, because there was no light.
So I set myself to digging, just as fast as you may please,
And I popped up in an hour, where the people speak Chinese.

I worked at Cape Kennedy, and things were going right,
A great big rocket ship was set, on the launching site.
And here it's getting dark, Shabbos was coming soon,
So I pushed the starting button, and spent Shabbos on the moon.

I turned to deep-sea diving, and took an awful chance,
On a sunken steamer's deck, I got caught by my pants.
And trapped beneath the ocean, I couldn't set me free,
But I went home for Shabbos, and dragged the boat with me.

i once was on a baseball team, Shomer Shabbos was its name,
the score was zero zero, in this exciting game,
then i was up to bat, and shabbos was coming soon,
So i hit that ball so very hard, it landed on the moon.

I dress my best on Shabbos, three meals I feast me fine,
I make a royal Kiddush on a barrel full of wine.
And when I sing my Zmiros, for a thousand miles they know,
That I'm enjoying Shabbos, for Hashem has told us so.

Once to split the atom with effort I had learned
Suddenly there was a blast! Boy did I get burned
Everyone was worried but the doctors I did tell
"That by keeping Shabbos Holy I would soon be fit and well!

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