Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tune Time – Takin’ Care of Business

Love the beat and the lyrics of this 1974 song by Canadian rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) from their 1973 album Bachman–Turner Overdrive II. It reached #12 on the Billboard singles charts, #3 on the Canadian RPM charts, and become one of BTO's most enduring and well-known songs.


You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city

There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay

If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be...

Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime

Work out

If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow

Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows

People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way

It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day

And we be...

Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime

Take good care of my business
When I'm away, every day whoo!

You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city

There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay

If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be...

Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime

Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business.....

6 comments:

  1. One of my faves! Do you listen to Randy Bachman's radio show "Vinyl Tap" on CBC One every Saturday night? It's great! He reminisces about all the musicians and musical "inside info" that he's gleaned over the years.

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    1. Oh, I should check that out! Sounds like something I would enjoy.

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  2. I will have to check out Randy's show now, Debra. What time does it come on? I love this song and Randy - I've seen him a few times (with the Guess Who) & last September (with Fred Turner) on my birthday.

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    1. I still pump up the volume when I hear this song. It has such a fun beat to it.

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  3. It is with great sadness that I recall having this on 8-track. lol. I am getting old. Great band though. :)

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    1. Well, you're certainly not alone. I remember 8-tracks very well!

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