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Gentleman Of Leisure
by Jesse Winchester 

I want a job thatís not too demanding
Like where you do a lot of standing
No way to be an elevator operator
No way a salesman, no way a waiter
Cause Iím a gentleman, gentleman of leisure

The classified ads got nothing too appealing
I donít know, but I just got the feeling
I might take a while to find a position
With a pretty secretary, time to do some fishing
Cause Iím a gentleman, gentleman of leisure

Iím a gentleman
Gentleman of leisure
Set me in the sun
Gentleman of leisure
Let me take my time
Bet you I can please you

Forty-hour week - canít you make it thirty
No heavy lifting - you get yourself dirty
Beautiful office - thirty-seven floors
Paintings on the wall
Title on the door says,
Gentleman of Leisure

I look nice in a clean white collar
Take-home pay, O say a million dollars
Iíll keep looking, never say die
Somebody, somewhere is looking for a guy
Whoís a gentleman, gentleman of leisure


I admit I've never heard the original. I heard a cover by Buffett, but it still rang true. It describes a great job. I particularly like the line, "I might take a while to find a position / With a pretty secretary, time to do some fishing"

I have to say, it sounds ideal. And I like to listen to it when I think about my current job :) Can't you make it thirty?

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