Mark Seymour & Paul Kelly – Hey Boys

Hey Boys (cover)

Hey Boys (cover)

 

The Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: May 1992.

Australian Chart Position: #71 (ARIA) / #62 (AMR).

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$7-A$30.

With Paul Kelly. From the soundtrack to the movie Garbo. B-side was another song from the movie by The Pogues.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 4:07 Movie Garbo soundtrack. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 4:07 Mark Seymour & Paul Kelly Hey Boys single. Moderately rare. Not available new.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

Picking up boys start messing around
Time is wasting away and so is my town
Streets are full of poison, there’s blood on the ground
No means of disposal has ever been found
So can you get rid of it all by the end of this round?

Take a load
And throw it away down the road
To the end of the day
Out of mind out of sight
Before you can say
Hey boys, we’ve got a lot of dirty work to do

There’s a man (?) steaming in the road up the hill
Stinks like hell yes something in there must be dead
Looks like someone threw it on the back of a truck
There’s so much too it we can’t clean it up
I’m up to my neck in it all but I couldn’t give a damn

Take a load
And throw it away down the road
To the end of the day
Out of mind out of sight
Before you can say
Hey boys, we’ve got a lot of dirty work to do

Ooooooooh

Surely there’d be something for our blood, sweat and toil
People don’t deny it (?) they say gratitude doesn’t spoil
For all your trouble you will not regret
A case or two, please don’t play hard to get
The job isn’t over we have not finished yet

Take a load
And throw it away down the road
To the end of the day
Out of mind out of sight
Before you can say
Hey boys, we’ve got a lot of dirty work to do

Take a load
And throw it away down the road
To the end of the day
Out of mind out of sight
Before you can say
Hey boys, we’ve got a lot of dirty work to do
We’ve got a lot of dirty work to do

Oooooooooh yeh

Do do, do do, do do do do do…
We’ve got a lot of dirty work to do
We’ve got a lot of dirty work to do

 

[Mark Seymour / Paul Kelly]