Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Part Time Man Lyrics

Manfred Mann's Earth Band Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 California Coastline
  • 2 Captain Bobby Scout
  • 3 Sloth
  • 4 Living Without You
  • 5 Tribute
  • 6 Please Mrs. Henry
  • 7 Jump Sturdy
  • 8 Prayer
  • 9 Part Time Man
  • 10 I'm Up and I'm Leaving
  • It was in the evening paper under General Vacancy
    "Part time man required in a local factory"
    I put my Sunday suit on and I gave my old boots a brush
    I got on my old two wheeler as I was in a rush

    "Wait over there in the queue, come here when I call your name."
    There's about ten or twenty part time men, they all look just the same
    "Alfred Webster?" – "Yes, that's me." – "Kindly come this way."
    With fingers crossed I follow him and I hope it's my lucky day

    All I wanted to be was a part time man
    (That's all)
    All I wanted to be was a part time man

    With shaky hand I started to the best that I was able
    The man I had come to see smiled across the table
    I filled in all questions, name, address and occupation
    What I did in World War Three, and my present situation

    All I wanted to be was a part time man
    (That's all, that's all)
    All I wanted to be was a part time man

    I went back to the waiting room and they asked me what he said
    Before I had time to answer a woman came out and shook her head
    Returned from where I came from to my old and faithful cat
    I turned off the light in my eyes and that's the end, that
    Oh yeah

    All I wanted to be was a part time man
    All I wanted to be was a part time man
    All I wanted to be was a part time man
    (All I wanted to be was a part time man)
    All I wanted to be was a part time man
    (That's all, that's all, that's all)

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