“Blue Collar Blues” & “Rambler’s Anthem” – Yonder Mountain String Band at The LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio on October 31, 2015 [YouTube Official Videos]

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This past Halloween, Colorado bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band dressed up as punks and performed a near 30 song set of music for the lucky people in Columbus, Ohio. Recently, the band uploaded live videos of a lengthy “Blue Collar Blues” and an encore of “Rambler’s Anthem” from that night onto their YouTube channel. Watch below:

“Blue Collar Blues” – Yonder Mountain String Band at The LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio October 31, 2015
LYRICS

Yonder Mountain String Band “Blue Collar Blues” Lyrics:

Now I get up every morning at the crack of dawn
I jump into my pickup and poof, I’m gone
I gotta drive like a fool, like some bat out of hell
Man I gotta get to work for that two dollar (that two dollar) oh that two dollar bill

Still, I love my job
I love my job
Just got my paycheck
I love my job

The bossman chews my ass if I’m late
It’s a hot cup of coffee at a quarter to eight
Whistles blowing boys quit standing still
Yeah you work like a foot for that two dollar (that two dollar) that two dollar bill

I love my job
I love my job
Just got my paycheck
I love my job

Good lord all mighty it ain’t lunch break yet
I got a cold meatloaf sandwich and a cigarette
Bossman yells why on Earth ain’t you done
You’re slower than hell, and ya ain’t working (ain’t working) now you ain’t working none.

I love my job
I love my job
Just got my paycheck
I love my job

Two dollar boys, two dollar shoes
Blue collar boys got them blue collar (blue collar) them blue collar blues

I love my job
I love my job
Just got my paycheck
I love my job

Well that company ladder it’s a long hard climb
And I love my job right about quitting time
Yeah I’m on my way up and I’m too broke to tell
Cause I work like a fool for that two dollar (two dollar) two dollar bill

I love my job
I love my job
Just got my paycheck
I love my job

Two dollar boys, two dollar shoes
Blue collar boys got them blue collar (blue collar) them blue collar blue
I just got my paycheck
I love my job

“Rambler’s Anthem” – Yonder Mountain String Band at The LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio October 31, 2015
LYRICS

Yonder Mountain String Band “Rambler’s Anthem” Lyrics:

I’ve seen the setting sun in California
Her mountain winds they howl and moan
And I’ve seen that half-moon rising up above
To the sound of the train that’ll carry me home

I’ve been a-roamin’ (I’ve been a-roamin’)
I’ve been a-ramblin’ (I’ve been a-ramblin’)
Thirty days on the road, baby I’ll be home soon

Now it’s been a month or more here since I’ve seen you
When I left home in the middle of the night
Well it was wrong to leave, but I’ve been good since I’ve been gone
And I’m coming back to put things right

I’ve been a-roamin’ (I’ve been a-roamin’)
I’ve been a-ramblin’ (I’ve been a-ramblin’)
Thirty days on the road, baby I’ll be home soon

For my whole life I’ve heard the highway calling
Spent most of it between two white lines
Now I don’t want to wind up alone
So I’m bound to change my ramblin’ mind

I’ve been a-roamin’ (I’ve been a-roamin’)
I’ve been a-ramblin’ (I’ve been a-ramblin’)
Thirty days on the road, baby I’ll be home soon

I’ve been a-roamin’ (I’ve been a-roamin’)
I’ve been a-ramblin’ (I’ve been a-ramblin’)
Thirty days on the road, baby I’ll be home soon

You can pick up YMSB’s 2015 album, Black Sheep, on Amazon.

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Source: Yonder Mountain String Band YouTube