Labour History & Unionism I Wonder Who Invented Work



source:
IMPERIAL SONGSTER No. 169,
1924

SITE SOURCE: Labour History

I Wonder Who Invented Work?

This world I have searched over, I’ve been in every land,
Through Europe and all Asia
To see who invented work and made everything so grand
Through Europe and all Asia.

CHORUS
I wonder who it was invented work, yes work.
It must have been a Hindoo or a Turk, some Turk—
There’s no one on this country’s map
Who thinks of anything like that.

Why worry? Not a coin will leave this earth
Enjoy this life, be happy, smile and never shirk
Some folks work while dancing, others work hard banking
I wonder, I wonder who it was invented work?

Work caused a lot of trouble over our united land
Through Europe and all Asia
Look at all the people working on account of this new plan
Through Europe and all Asia.

It might have been George Fuller, Mr Bruce or Mr Page
In this land of Australia?
The keeper of Taronga Park may have him in a cage
German Jews or Billy Hughes?