Average White Band - Work To Do Lyrics




I'm taking care of business, woman can't you see
Got to make it for you, got to make it for me
Sometimes it might seem that I've neglected you
But I would love to spend more time
I've got so many things to do

Oh I, got work to do, I've got work, baby
Got work to do, I've got to give it
Got work to do, I've got work to do
Got work to do, got so much work, yeah yeah
I've been trying to make it, woman can't you see
Takes a lot of money to make it, let's talk truthfully
Keep your love light burning, and a little food hot in a plate
You might as well get use to me coming home a little late

'Cause I got work to do, I got work, baby

Got work to do, I've got to give
Got work to do, I got to work
Got work to do, got so much work, yeah yeah
Work, work, yeah, work, work
Work, work, yeah, work, work
I'm taking care of business, woman can't you see
I got to make it for you, got to make it for me
But sometimes it might seem that I've neglected you
But I'd love to spend more time, I got so many things to do

'Cause I got work to do, I got work, baby
Got work to do, I've got to give
Got work to do, I got to work
Got work to do, got so much work, yeah yeah





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  1. Angelo Noal

    That's funkier than last week's haggis.

  2. KillMeWithPotato

    When europeans have more soul than white people in the us lol

  3. Jaiden Knight

    Bernie Mac show brought me here

  4. Aleph Tav

    OOwee! Nasty! I used to lay this down before jr. high school in the 70's. Dizzam some baaaad ass Scottish white boys!

  5. Margaret Martell

    Brings me right back to the 5 O’Clock Lounge at Salisbury Beach, summer of 1975, Dancing with Gerard. He was so cute, Kathy!!!

  6. Perry

    Heard other versions live and by other groups but this studio version is my favorite.

  7. Mike Marcott

    Hahaha oh yes! Music today will never ever hold a light to music back then!

  8. Vaughn Miller

    When you cover someone else's tune especially someone like the Isley Brothers, this is how you do it, you better come with it and AWB did...

  9. The1baddman

    Rest in Peace Mr Molly Duncan ( Saxophonist).

  10. D Budahn

    Partied hard to AWB in my early Navy days. What a wonderful and moving sound they make. Yeah.

  11. Johnnie C. B

    Magisterial *********

  12. j4d3 goat

    Takes me back to my high-school days in the 70s when I had a pair of huge silver glasses with purple plastic octagonal lenses!
    Ahh, 70s fashion....... ;)

  13. BOYESSTA MAYHEM

    Average white Band !! takes me back to those disco nights with Tank tops , trousers that covered your platform shoes !! the fashion may be questionable but the music was great !!
    Great memories !!

  14. Crochet Lass

    Damn.....was 15 when this came out......timeless, funky sound & memories....thank you AWB💃❤🇺🇸💃

  15. gblueslover2

    Alan Gorrie's voice... Epic !

  16. Digi2005

    Excellent band ! One of the all time great guitar solos that is underrated, so in the pocket !

  17. mbeenz

    ManyThanx!!!!A Brilliant Song!!!! Great Band!!!!!

  18. Dshan1 Williams

    I can say "this version" definitely informed the Vanessa Williams version I love most!

  19. Dupree Branch

    A cover of Isley Brothers song !

  20. Mike #87

    Bustin' a move with this in 2019

  21. Thomas Lee Miller

    Scotland's finest!

  22. Stephen Gomes

    They out did the original, from the Isley Brothers!

  23. Ezequiel Orona

    This morning on the way to the VA, jazz station here in vegas... i hadn't heard that version in 100yrs... love the song the guitar... i know its a Isley bros original...so i came hm. Listened to the original, then the AWB version, that was the one the radio was playing and that is such a groove.... i was pretending my steering wheel was a guitar... love that song ..made my day...perked right up...... thanks

  24. Michele Parker

    2019- AWB forever!!

  25. Maxance Vincent

    🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

  26. Nicole Schachtner

    I had to look this up after Disney's newest Nature movie called Penguins. Never knew their songs before. I love it!

  27. Mr McDonnell

    Ironically, this hot-foot hoppin' tune more likely instigates procrastination than stokes the work-ethic...mini-haha.

  28. Frederick Pride

    Awbad were the white funk groove r&b band that get it started and out came Michael McDonald kc & sunshine hall&oaks dr.john total ambrosia and the list goes on I caught aww with m McDonald in Manchester my at Verizon center along with h & o sat in third row front and center me and my lady and some co workers that night the groove made me move and yes they cheered me on as Daryl hall asked us to sang along well he and made eye contact and being a bad ass vocalist from Detroit and my coworker knew this they were into this temptation classic and without having to take the mic in a10 person radious as I took the spot light and Daryl gave me an head nod in acknowledgement job well done and experience he nor I will forget and the show was all any performer could give the was an great remembrance.

  29. Steve Fair

    One of the best concerts I ever saw. 1975. AWB and Tower of Power at the Rochester War Memorial. White boys throwin down funkier than a can of Magic Shave.

    conrad ford

    Now, that's Funky.

    Adrienne Woodfork

    Steve Fair wow ! First off that magic shave is so funky my dad used it ! Also , I am jealous I wish I could see them love in action now that I am old enough to appreciate this ♌️

    Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band

    It's my dream to play funk like this. Yup, white chick. Lol. Being Italian is a decent start, tho, I think.

  30. corey spencer

    three great versions the isley brothers this one and vanessa williams one love them all

  31. Van Knutson

    Play that funky music white boys !!!!

  32. Alex Novak

    Smitty...where you at bro?

  33. Loretta De Herrera

    💘 💘 💘...

  34. Doreen Simpson

    You know, back in the day, you could only afford to buy the odd album or starve... well I bought this I'm still playing it 30 odd years later... ♥

  35. Joe Montoya

    I got a gig awb what can I say nice January 22 2019

  36. Paul Cooper

    Just replaced this album after more than 20 yrs of looking got it from my local Hospice Thrift store for 0.10

  37. Arpegionne5555

    There's also this same song sung by Vanessa Williams, but all and all, I prefer The Isleys. JBH

  38. Paris Watkins

    the only talent from Scotland is these guys and Sheena Easton

  39. bigelowjohn rip-off

    Songwriters: O'kelly Isley / Ronald Isley / Rudolph Isley

  40. Dante F

    This is funky make ya face go ewwwww

  41. Inoboxing

    Isley brother's or AWB version which is better ?
    Vocals = isley brother's
    Band = AWB
    If you want that smooth groove , dance with your lady, while sipping your cognac-- then isley brother's the winner.
    If you want that slamming , hard thumping , jump around, then AWB the winner.

  42. corporalnym

    My favourite band of all time.

  43. Mark Giordano

    play that funky music white boy

    Mark Giordano

    blue eyed soul brother's I saw them with tower of power great show. Philadelphia

  44. Marcella Casey

    White boys have soul.💯😎

  45. Neil G.

    Saw AWB and Tower of Power together about 25 years ago. What a concert!

  46. Terry McK

    Average white band this great iconic dance disco funk soul pop from Dundee Scotland !!! This is another awesome gem of a track this was a ground breaking band in the changing 70s 80s cool happy stylish all that was in this golden era of popular music been a big fan since 1980 with their smash hit let's go round again !!! Very under rated artists who should be regarded as great writers producers of their own material !!!

  47. B Herr

    I never knew Scotland was this soulful....

  48. raggaeldestro

    I just find out AWB jacked I mean borrowed this song. Its cool but the soul of the song isn't represented in the singer's delivery unlike Ronald Isley who makes you feel like you walked in on him talking to his lady before he went to work making it feel like a 60s - 70s sitcom in my opinion.

    Pat Cruising

    Heard the Isley bros version on the movie Yardies, come to YT in search of it and find this, I was confused, lol. Both versions are nice, this is a lot more funkier, the Isley bros is more soulful, which I prefer

  49. JR G

    The old music used to make you feel good.

  50. johnny zell

    I'm taking care of business, woman can't you see
    Got to make it for you, got to make it for me
    Sometimes it might seem that I've neglected you
    But I would love to spend more time
    I've got so many things to do
    Oh I, got work to do, I've got work, baby
    Got work to do, I've got to give it
    Got work to do, I've got work to do
    Got work to do, got so much work, yeah yeah
    I've been trying to make it, woman can't you see
    Takes a lot of money to make it, let's talk truthfully
    Keep your love light burning, and a little food hot in a plate
    You might as well get use to me coming home a little late
    'Cause I got work to do, I got work, baby
    Got work to do, I've got to give
    Got work to do, I got to work
    Got work to do, got so much work, yeah yeah
    Work, work, yeah, work, work
    Work, work, yeah, work, work
    I'm taking care of business, woman can't you see
    I got to make it for you, got to make it for me
    But sometimes it might seem that I've neglected you
    But I'd love to spend more time, I got so many things to do
    'Cause I got work to do, I got work, baby
    Got work to do, I've got to give

  51. Greg D

    LOve AWB but this can't hold a candle to the Isleys.

  52. Satch's Jam Room

    Although these lyrics is out of date, this music is timeless.

  53. Jeff Keith

    Man!! The bass player singing and laying venomous grooves!! Dang ,,,, jus dang!!

  54. Michael Alderete

    Happy Labour Day!

  55. Jake Delhinski

    Drake brought me here.

  56. OriginalLHB

    The best Isley Bros. cover of all time. If you don't have a job you will better appreciate how deep this goes. The dignity of work. Better than the original IMHO.

  57. XMIR10C

    AWB EXCELLENT

  58. david pinches

    Main ingredient did a great version of this too

  59. michael bracy

    Tough ass white boys musically speaking they can blow*

  60. Yupik Eskimo

    Most music is good

  61. DAT PRODUCERCHICK

    everyone who made a comment is dead probably poor song

  62. Otto Greenleaf

    Happy Birthday today(June 4) to Roger Ball. Cheers!

  63. DYNODRUM

    Ya, call this Funk O.K. Blu eyed sole-Not. bad title, They'll tell You. There, is a Huge Big Band arrangement behind this and lowered down in mix,-Bands today cannot even get a membrane around it.

  64. Garrett Miller

    AWB what's the last song on a book I had created when I was in school called the song book originally started in 1971 before I had gotten trouble for drawing in the classroom and listening to music or at least talking about it we had a substitute teacher sitting in for the real teacher when she left the real teacher came and was kind of like a military sergeant and went off on everybody and wrote letters to our parents hahaha typical day in school but I continue to create songbook and finally 1974 I completed it with a group of songs

  65. Johnny Munoz

    AWB still brings it every time they are on stage. See them every year since 1970

  66. Sassy Williams

    A DEFINITE CLASSIC! THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!

  67. martin malker

    Blue eyed soul still on a roll,I heard this in a convenience store,and could not contain myself,loved it ,stayed with me All day,dig the music y'all not the maker.AWB for life baby.this took me back to a simpler time.homemade snowcream.

  68. John Briguglio

    Fun at The Cuss from Ho in Paramus, Bonnie you were sooooooo hot dancing to this song..

  69. Henry Moses

    Wasn't this by Wild Cherry?

    btj1960

    Isley Brothers

  70. OscarWilde66

    Great song from their best album. Played this when I weightlifted in high school.

  71. Pamela Racki

    Very good. Isley brothers didn't have the the instruments back then . Had to do real work to do
    Amen

  72. mladigospon

    blue eyed soul? dis iz gangsta yo. PSA.

  73. G Reddick

    welcome to the G Moe money players music collection songs you'll never forget I got work to do Tcb all good in the hood.

  74. Keezo Denero

    Barnie mac show bought me here

  75. Crochet Lass

    Damn....they're great!

  76. ziggyff

    the original Isley Brothers version is, of course, better....?? if you remake a song do it a least differently or else it's useless ...for example, Love and Rockets doing their cover of the temptation's "ball of confusion" a classic

  77. Paris Watkins

    I like this version. AWB RULZ

  78. Cindyann Mckay

    Thank you for in memory of my self UW

  79. Lisa Barbour

    Love The Isleys... but this version a little better , Saw this live ,, happy times

    Roland Syyles

    I love AWB, but for me. it's just a little too fast. But I still like it.

  80. sigraviovio

    😘😘😘

  81. Marie Lerue

    In he groove!\

  82. Mx2k17 JL

    This shit still live in 2017 !

  83. Kevin Dudley

    Classic music!

  84. Troy Sanders

    Its so tough to compare. This version wouldn't exist without the original but I must admit it does have more refined drums and they go extra with the hook

  85. El Rey

    Takes me back to my caveman days.

  86. Alex Novak

    Saw them as a junior at Bowling Green State University...... disco soul and takin' care of business baby!

  87. Murielle

    this song makes me dance in my car when I drive !

    Rich LaFleur

    great song i haven't heard in a long time great band indeed

  88. cosmking

    Love it!!!

  89. jerry Williams

    Oh .... Orange County mining Co. was a club...

  90. jerry Williams

    Remember Orange County Mining company playing this in '75...tight Mo Fo's

  91. TheBamaPrinceable

    Reminder: These dudes are Scottish.

    Team LA

    so white they can't even get a tan!

    Mark Giordano

    I saw them with Tower of Power at the Keswick theatre right outside of Philadelphia

  92. Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band

    this is Robbie McIntosh?

  93. Allanl Mitchell

    we had a drink with them before this came out in finsbury park mark carnagie rodeoing for them just dundee guys having a laugh

  94. Kuzushi44

    thanks to  Teddy Riner !

  95. batal waleed

    1975 what the heck 40 years ago in Worcester Massachusets I was 23 yrs old when I bought that Record for 5 bucks now I am 64 yrs old living in Kuwait retired civil engineer

    Sands of time

    Worcester Poly Tech? I've been to Worcester too.

    Kirk Cloud

    That’s awesome!!! So was AWB❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Humbert Holloway

    Never thought of Kuwait as a retirement destination/venue. You're a native of those parts, no doubt.

    Brendan Perry

    WBCN no doubt?

    Douglas Zolton

    Love this song . Used to perform this with my band back in the mid 1970's. I sang and played lead guitar. Lot of great memories.

  96. CrazyRaider77

    Although the original is great, I have to say that this is my favorite version. Vanessa Williams also did a good job. I love these old school classics.

    Roland Syyles

    Another great version is by the Main Ingredient, the first to cover it after the Isley Brothers' original.

    Jacqueline Nicholson

    CrazyRaider77 Real musoc

    Kevin Porter

    You're kidding. Best versions. 1. Vanessa, 2. The Isleys, then this one. I would say the Isleys was the best because it's the original version, but Vanessa really kills it!

  97. Steven Rowe

    Got a real hard time tryin to figure out which version I liked better, This or the Isley Brothers one. LOL 2:30 in the morning and this is what I'm doing, this in one window the Isley's in the other ROFLMAO.. Have a good day People

    bill chew

    Which one was the original?

    Inoboxing

    @bill chew
    Isley brother's

    bill chew

    @Inoboxing Thanx

  98. Tracy Garcia

    😘😘😘🎵🎵🎵

    Mitchell Lott

    Tracy Garcia them white guys could do the thing😄