Everything old is new again

Well, the tough times that have been making it rough for so many for so long have touched Cladrite Radio, too: We got the go-by (perhaps “bye-bye” is more apt) from our employer of nearly eight years. It wasn’t a firing, they assured us. Our work remained stellar, or so they insisted. It was, instead, a down-sizing. In short, they eliminated our position altogether.

So it struck us as fitting when, just a day or two later, we came across a 1933 recording by Gene Kardos and His Orchestra of Abel Baer and Sam M. Lewis’ “If I Ever Get a Job Again.”

The perky tune pepped us up just a smidge, and the words struck us as being just as appropriate today as when they were written, nearly eighty years ago.

Give a listen, and see what you think.

Gene Kardos and His Orchestra, feat. Dick Robertson — “If I Ever Get a Job Again”

If I ever get a job again,
I will never be a snob again.
I’ll live within my means,
Carry a dollar in my jeans
If I ever get a job again.

If I ever get a break again,
Brother, what I’ll do to stake again.
No turning out the light,
Bidding my appetite good night
If I ever get a break again.

I’ll get two rooms and a kitchenette,
Furnished comfortably.
With two rooms and a kitchenette,
I’ll get a sweet somebody to move in with me.

If I ever get a job again,
I know that two hearts’ll throb again.
She told me with her eyes,
We’ll be rehearsing lullabyes
If I ever get a job again.

If I ever get a job again,
I will never be a snob again.
I’m through with stocks and bonds,
I’d rather spend it all on blondes
If I ever get a job again.

If I ever get my pay again,
I’ll save it for a rainy day again.
But let me tell you, bud,
I’m gonna save up for a flood
If I ever get my pay again.

I’ll get two suits and an overcoat,
Like a millionaire.
Just two suits and an overcoat,
And then when things get better,
I’ll buy underwear.

If I ever get a job again,
With my old friends I’ll hobnob again.
What great fun it will be,
Saying, “Just have one more on me,”
If I ever get a job again.

—Abel Baer (music); Sam M. Lewis (lyrics)

P.S. If you know of a job opening that might suit us, get in touch!

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