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pick and shovel, pick and shovel. | January 13, 2010

Sam Cooke. Chain Gang. 1960.

I have an awful job. For days I’ve been picking, shoveling, jack-hammering, shoveling, picking rock.
I can’t get this song out of my head. Minus the racism, the indentured labour, the ball-and-chain, I might as well be working on the chain gang.


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  1. did you know that your grandmother worked on a chain gang ( well, actually she wasn’t chained) but she worked on building a highway in slovenija as a political prisoner?
    think about that when you’re picking & shovelling. and yes, it was an all female crew.

    Comment by Martina Lamovsek — January 15, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

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