Who Sang Takin’ Care of Business? Bachman–Turner Overdrive

Bachman–Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive II cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973-12
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock/Pub Rock
length: 4:51
producer: Randy Bachman
piano: Norman Durkee
lead vocals: Randy Bachman
engineer: Buzz Richmond
bass: C.F. “Fred” Turner
background vocals: Randy Bachman, Tim Bachman and C.F. “Fred” Turner
percussion: Robbie Bachman
drums (drum set): Robbie Bachman
assistant engineer: Marc Sterling
guitar: Randy Bachman and Tim Bachman
Lyrics
You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be

Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out

If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun

Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
And we be

Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Take good care of my business
When I'm away, every day whoo!

You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be

Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime

Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Blown
  • 2 Welcome Home
  • 3 Stonegates
  • 4 Let It Ride
  • 5 Give It Time
  • 6 Tramp
  • 7 I Don’t Have to Hide
  • 8 Takin’ Care of Business

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin