Bob Marley - Night Shift Lyrics




The sun shall not smite I by day,
Nor the moon by night;
And everything that I do
Shall be upfull and right.
And if it's all night,
It got to be all right!
If it's all night,
Got to be all right!

Your mamma won't lose this one;
You're the lucky one under the sun.
If you make me move,
Then you know you got the groove:
All night, it's all right!
All night, yeah! It's all right!

Working on a forklift
In the night shift;
Working on a night shift,
With the forklift,
from A.M. (Did you say that? Why did you say that?)
to P.M. (Working all night!)
Working on a night shift, yeah!
(Did you say that? Why did you say that? Upfull and right!)
Well, if it's (all night!) - if it's (all right!)
all night (all night!) -

Warehouse (all right!),
You're empty, yeah!
Go around the corner,
Bring your goods!
Go around the other corner,
Bring your suitcases. (All night!)
By the sweat of my brow, (All right!)
Eat your bread! (All night!)
By the sweat of my brow, (All right!)
Eat your bread!

All night (all night)! All right (all right)!
All night (all night)! All right (all right)!
Oh, yeah! (moon by night)
Why did you say that? Oh, yeah! (Upfull and right!)
Working on a night shift
With the forklift. (Moon by night!)
Working on the night shift,
Oh, yeah! (Upfull and right!) [fadeout]





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  1. Niffer

    How many of you can actually say you listened to this while working on a forklift

  2. Laver Vasile

    6 February 2020 happy birthday Bob Marley

  3. Pamella Alexander

    Still listening Nesta! Still listening! Thanks!

  4. Ibrahim Sembul

    Penda sana ujumbe huu

  5. Hassan Hussein

    bob has talked about almost everything that happen earlier in life and some are happening know he was the greatest of all time

  6. Tomasz Malinowski

    lovee <333

  7. Nego Black 510

    Clássico!

  8. Neil Prince

    I have ALL Albums by Bob Marley ALL. Used to play this song a lot. For 14 years I worked at that Port Of Kingston 2 night shift per week, and would you believe that I never played this song on any of my night shift, never....
    Listening it NOW......MEMORIES

  9. Keith Farrington

    mr robett nesta marly, i was born befor you, but you hade a profund, dynamic, positive influence on my life. god bless!

  10. Mithril Mellon

    Psalm 121 verse 6

  11. Claus Anibas

    Sweeping dem chimneys all night, gotta be alright!

  12. Raymond Kitchen

    God Damn! Been listening to this song by Foghat for 25 +years and never knew they were covering it!!!

  13. S J

    Rest in peace professor

  14. houseplantz P o t s A n d P a n s

    I just got a job working 7pm to 7am driving a forklift everyday and just discovered this song what are the odds. Thank you Rasta God’s.

  15. Tim Titre-Liverpool

    Started doing the Night shifts after not doing it for years and this song came into my head especially the frist Line which is the line of one my favorite Psalm 121 " The sun shall not smite me day nor the moon by night " which I say everyday

  16. Cobweb Theorem

    Started working night shift this week for the first time ever. And this song came to mind...and been in my mind since then. Jah bless
    Bbrother Bob.

  17. Maurice OSODO

    Oh Bob Marley makes me shed tears of my dears after college man,I was jobless and tarmacking in Mombasa Industrial forklift and gantry section of the port of Mombasa.

  18. Nite Cuz

    Bob this song remained of me of my nite job $ was wonderful wish I was still there had 3 fork lift

  19. Nikoya Wells

    love Bob but Peter reach my black fancy, I love B but he is not Peter tush

  20. Deanea Williams

    God bless Bob and the spirit he left on this world

    Captain MBAYE DIAGNE

    he is a Saint

  21. David Kocis

    Grooving on the night shift

  22. Ruben Gutierrez

    No one did it like Bob!

  23. Edward Dawkins

    Raspect Skipper

  24. Terry Flynn

    I like it what wrong with that ? I worked all night did you? I pushed rail cars on to barges and about to connect with whatever. OD CD 206 Seattle Hoghead

  25. fyah kush

    peace to the Prophet Bob,Youve been my spiritual guide since I was a child,thank u.

  26. Carla Poblete

    Relajacion maxima

  27. giovanni mendonça jr

    até meu filho dança. ..

  28. Sleepless4Life

    For some reason this reminds of the Apple animoje commercial. Weird

  29. There's positive vibration all up and down this album. I love the background female vocals on this one they're shining on this one.

    Shane Elder

    One of my favorite albums of all time, track for track. Kaya is another one.

  30. ABBADAN LEVI

    I.t.e.s...

  31. Luka Simic

    Working on a night shift

  32. Luka Simic

    With the Forklift

    Terry Flynn

    I my case a Switch Engine, Locomotive Diesel Electric behind what is now the SODO in Seattle. Kind the same really.

  33. Gregory Yampolsky

    upfull and right

  34. karen Quezadas

    The sun shall not smite I by day,
    Nor the moon by night;
    And everything that I do
    Shall be upfull and right.
    And if it's all night,
    It got to be all right!
    If it's all night,
    Got to be all right!

    Your mamma won't lose this one;
    You're the lucky one under the sun.
    If you make me move,
    Then you know you got the groove:
    All night, it's all right!
    All night, yeah! It's all right!

    Working on a forklift
    In the night shift;
    Working on a night shift,
    With the forklift,
    from A.M. (Did you say that? Why did you say that?)
    to P.M. (Working all night!)
    Working on a night shift, yeah!
    (Did you say that? Why did you say that? Upfull and right!)
    Well, if it's (all night!) - if it's (all right!)
    all night (all night!) -

    Warehouse (all right!),
    You're empty, yeah!
    Go around the corner,
    Bring your goods!
    Go around the other corner,
    Bring your suitcases. (All night!)
    By the sweat of my brow, (All right!)
    Eat your bread! (All night!)
    By the sweat of my brow, (All right!)
    Eat your bread!

    All night (all night)! All right (all right)!
    All night (all night)! All right (all right)!
    Oh, yeah! (moon by night)
    Why did you say that? Oh, yeah! (Upfull and right!)
    Working on a night shift
    With the forklift. (Moon by night!)
    Working on the night shift,
    Oh, yeah! (Upfull and right!)

    hal9000lovesdaisy

    The first two lines are from Psalms 121.

    Tim Titre-Liverpool

    Thank for the Lyrics

    jackthehatuk

    'elpful

  35. GuamanianBlood619

    For all the graveyard shit workers out thers

  36. DISRESPECTFUL KID

    all night all right.....

  37. Umberto Flocco

    He wrote this song about when he worked in Delaware at the Chrysler plant running a forklift.I worked there in the early two thousands. .....He lived in my hometown of Wilmington, de.

    Terry Flynn

    I did not know that he worked in the states at all? Only caught on to his sound I believe early 70s still like it now. Which in my mind means if the sound endures over time it is good.

    Pat Dempsey

    Yep he did. I live like right next to there. Its closed down now.

    Barry Ellis

    Yep all true. I prefer the Jamaican
    Lee 'Scratch' Perry recorded version of this song called 'It's Alright'. Closer in time to when Bob actually wrote the song.

  38. Kwik Kwik

    big tune

  39. Miklo Goodfella

    if you make me move, then you know you got the groove!!!!

  40. JustinTime

    yes construction work baby i always play marley on jobsites

    JustinTime

    retrokid1992 movin and groovin baby jammin in the name of the lord completed beautiful projects and making houses dreams come true with a lil bit of unity and good vibes brings clean money yeeee one lovee

  41. BGB770

    psalm 121:6

  42. nathan banta

    the sun shall not smite thee by day nor the Moon by night and everything that I do shall be upfull and right

    Terry Flynn

    I always loved that line

    Deanea Williams

    It's from a psalms out the Bible

  43. Endorphines 3+

    Good memories of early 90s.
    Thx so much for sharing the real hit!!!

    Keith Farrington

    mid sevenies

  44. Trish hakanua

    If you're down for a mind opening spiritual experience, Google "Truthcontest". It's a sweet site sister. Swing on by

    Terry Flynn

    I will check it out.

  45. Nomadic Mind

    An anthem for everyone who has spent many nights on a forklift! Blessed by the groove.

    Da Royal General

    trust me I know dat "forklift life" throughout the night. you have to be alert on those large, &, or small contraptions....bless.

  46. Ojohn Bobby

    This song always makes me quite. Wisdom at hand.

  47. Bruce Boyers

    What a KILLER groove! It just don't get no better than that. Jah Love, Bob.

    Edwin Torres

    +Bruce Boyers killer groove indeed good sir

  48. JOSHUA KHAN

    Allnight

  49. Frank Blizzard

    Just finished my night shift.....not too far from the Chrysler Plant Bob was singing about.  This song made me feel good.  Thanks!

    Vladimir Alvarez

    Was this in Detroit?

    Frank Blizzard

    +Vladimir Alvarez
    Newark, Delaware.

    Pat Dempsey

    I live like right next to that old chrysler plant

    Deanea Williams

    Frank Blizzard yes indeed

  50. christine bahy

    I am due to a night shift and hearing bob singing night shift makes me smile. Come one Bob sing for me to encourage me and go through this one. May Jesus be with me, amen.

    Frank Blizzard

    Feeling this too. Just came off the night shift.

    Edwin Torres

    +christine bahy thats what its for.

    Terry Flynn

    Did me I listened every night before work.

    Jōvan Taylor

    Yeshua sister Yeshua !

  51. Shane Tumai Totorewa

    rebel music

  52. ReggaeMusicisForYou

    All night!

  53. elisabeth tenberge

    the drummer and the bass player are brothers, Carlton and Aston Barrett

    Da Royal General

    true.....they have given there musical expertise on many of a massive tracks with Jamaica's foundation Reggae music. a simple statement from you but a great bit of history within it. bless.

    hal9000lovesdaisy

    Family Man was such an awesome bass player.

    Terry Flynn

    I did not know that, honestly really tight in the best way

    Gitaka Allegretto

    Just dope... The bassist and the drummer😍

  54. elisabeth tenberge

    this man really was the voice of the working class

  55. Biff Buzzby

    all night ya

  56. Dreadless Rasta

    Great tune. It's about his experience working for the Crysler plant in Delaware.

  57. Sandrine Chelmy

    very appropriate ...
    "the sun shall not smite I by day
    nor the moon by night"

  58. Hadas Hall

    This song refers to the year Bob spent at the Chrysler factory while living with his Mum in Delaware USA smoother than the original Its Allright with Tosh and Bunny

    subg88

    Original blows this out of the water

  59. berry87

    Beautiful song! RIP Bob

  60. bmw105

    yeah man. the vibe in this song is great