Dolly Parton 9 To 5 (Music Video and Lyrics)

9 to 5

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Country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton certainly made a statement with her "9 To 5" musical contribution in addition to her acting! More here.

The Dolly Parton 9 To 5 song was released as a single in November 1980 for the comedy film of the same name.  Country music maven Dolly Parton wrote and recorded this classic tune.   Besides the movie soundtrack, the tune also appeared on the Tennessee native’s 1980 Odd Jobs album. The anthem scored the star Grammy Awards for “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.”  This song reached #1 on both the Billboard Country and Pop Music charts.

The music video is the most popular of her career with over 53 million views as of June of 2022.  Watch the music video and see the written lyrics below.

Dolly Parton 9 To 5 Music Video

Dolly Parton 9 To 5 Lyrics

Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin’
Out on the street the traffic starts jumpin’
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5
Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fat promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss won’t seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me!
They let you dream just to watch ’em shatter
You’re just a step on the boss-man’s ladder
But you got dreams he’ll never take away
You’re in the same boat with a lotta your friends
Waitin’ for the day your ship’ll come in
An’ the tide’s gonna turn and it’s all gonna roll your way
Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and you never get the credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
There’s a better life, and you dream about it, don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttin’ money in his wallet
9 to 5, whoa what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
There’s a better life, and you dream about it, don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttin’ money in his wallet
9 to 5, working 9 to 5

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