Earn Enough for Us

(Partridge)

#\#i#/#Skylarking#\#/i#/#

Skylarking

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 2'54.
    Released on Skylarking.
  2. Demo version.
    Released in September 2004 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Five in the U.K.
    Also released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.
    Andy: “Not even sure if the four track recording of this song from '85 was ever a definite to go on the Skylarking album. Think it went on at the last moment when ‘Let's Make a Den’ failed to win the Ideal Home award.”
  3. 2016 stereo mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.
  4. 2016 5.1 mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.
  5. 2016 instrumental mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.
  6. Early version.
    Released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.

Art

Australian promotional #\#i#/#Earn Enough For Us#\#/i#/# 7" single

Australian promotional Earn Enough For Us 7" single

   

Lyrics

I've been praying all the week through
At home, at work and on the bus
I've been praying I can keep you
And to earn enough for us

I can take humiliation
And hurtful comments from the boss
I'm just praying by the weekend
I can earn enough for us

Found a house that won't repair itself
With its windows cracking
And a roof held together with holes
Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder
We shouldn't be sadder
Than others like us
Who have goals for the betterment of life
Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest
I've been praying all the week through
At home at work and on the bus
I've been praying I can keep you
And to earn enough for us

So you're saying that we're going to be three
Now, a father's what I'll be
Don't get me wrong, I'm so proud
But the belt's already tight
I'll get another job at night, but honest

I can take humiliation
And hurtful comments from the boss
I'm just praying by the weekend
I can earn enough for us
Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder
We shouldn't be sadder
Than others like us
Who have goals for the betterment of life
Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest

I can take humiliation
And hurtful comments from the Boss
I'm just praying by the weekend
I can earn enough for us
I can earn enough for us

© 1987 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:33:31 +0200
From: Florian Decros <flodecros (at) gmail dot com>
Subject: Bass tabs of "Skylarking"
Message-ID: <CAPtZtiPs1nY1yeFCibNRa75qhzrX8U_JhcbCUurHrPpGN_p=XA (at) mail dot gmail dot com>

Hi !

As a big fan of the album "Skylarking" and an enthusiast bass player,
I decided to transcribe all the songs from the record (except "1000
Umbrellas" because there's no bass, duh), including "Dear God".
There's surely mistakes here and there, but I tried to do my best.
Hope it will help some bass players across the word :)

Cheers,
Florian.

PS : Sorry if I made some grammatical mistakes, i'm french :)


Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 10:34:52 -0400
From: Chandler Bryan <ccbryan (at) enhancedsystems dot com>
Subject: XTC Tab: "Earn Enough for Us"
Message-id: <002901c30037$83be6480$6401a8c0 (at) ccblaptop>


To the tabmeister:

This is my first contribution; thanks so much for providing this
forum.  The chord charts currently shown for "Earn Enough for Us" are
each, to my ear, wrong in slightly different ways.  Here are my
suggestions for verse and chorus:

G = 320033

G         F               C    F
I've been praying all the week through
G           F               Em   E
t home, at work and on the bus
G         F             C    F
I've been praying I can keep you
F                      G
And to earn enough for us

G     F          C   F
I can take humiliation
G           F                 Em  E
And hurtful comments from the boss
G        F              C   F
I'm just praying by the weekend
F                     G
I can earn enough for us

C                          D
Found a house that won't repair itself
         Bb
With its windows cracking
      Eb                      G    G7
And a roof held together with holes
C                         D
Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder
   Bb                       Eb
We shouldn't be sadder than others like us
         Dm
Who have goals for the betterment of life
D             F#m           Bm        D7
Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest

etc.

Chandler Bryan

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 12:48:47 +0100
From: gobez (at) blueyonder dot co dot uk
Subject: the chords to 'Earn enough for us'
Message-ID: <000501c1ed18$53868f50$d02bc050 (at) gobez>


Hi,

I recently wanted to work out the chords to 'Earn enough for us' and came
accross your excellent site, the tab provided gave me a rough indication but
I have atempted to refine it still further. Below is what I believe to be a
slightly truer version of the chords set to the lyrics.

Earn Enough for Us


G         F               C    F
I've been praying all the week through
G           F               Em-E
At home, at work and on the bus
G         F             C    F
I've been praying I can keep you
C      F               G
And to earn enough for us

G     F          C   F
I can take humiliation
G           F                 Em-E
And hurtful comments from the boss
E        F              C   F
I'm just praying by the weekend
C          F          G
I can earn enough for us

C                          D
Found a house that won't repair itself
         Gm
With its windows cracking
      Eb                      G-G7
And a roof held together with holes
C                         D
Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder
   Gm                       Eb
We shouldn't be sadder than others like us
         D
Who have goals for the betterment of life
D             F#m           Bm        A
Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest

G         F               C    F
I've been praying all the week through
G           F               Em-E
At home, at work and on the bus
G         F             C    F
I've been praying I can keep you
C      F               G
And to earn enough for us

C                           D
So you're saying that we're gonna to be three
       Gm
Now, a father's what I'll be
Eb                         D
Don't get me wrong, I'm so proud
But the belt's already tight

D         F#m           Bm         A
I'll get another job at night, but honest

G     F          C   F
I can take humiliation
G           F                 Em-E
And hurtful comments from the boss
E        F              C   F
I'm just praying by the weekend
C          F          G
I can earn enough for us

C                         D
Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder
   Gm                       Eb
We shouldn't be sadder than others like us
         D
Who have goals for the betterment of life
D             F#m           Bm        A
Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest

G     F          C   F
I can take humiliation
G           F                B
And hurtful comments from the boss
G        F              C   F
I'm just praying by the weekend
C          F          G
I can earn enough for us

Hope this helps,

Rich Gobey

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 14:47:15 -0800
From: corysarah <corysarah (at) worldnet dot att dot net>
Subject: Earn Enough For Us
Message-ID: <36CF3B73.3627 (at) worldnet dot att dot net>


I made the following additions/revisions to your chart of "Earn Enough
For Us"...It's not perfect, but all the lyrics are here, and the "color"
chords are close enough for a bar-room crowd.

Cory


G              F            C    D
I've been praying all the week through
      G     F              Em11
At home at work and on the bus
G          F             C    D
I've been praying I can keep you
F       C              G
And to earn enough for us
G     F          C   D
I can take humiliation
G           F                 Em11
And hurtful comments from the boss
G                      C     D
I've been hoping by the weekend
F     C               G
I can earn enough for us


C                          D
Found a house that won't repair itself
         Bb
With its windows cracking and a
Eb                   G                     ( step down F#, Em)
Roof held together with holes ( oh whoa oa oa ohhh)
C
Just because we're on the
D
Bottom of the Ladder we
Bb
Shouldn't be sadder than
Eb
Others like us who have
G                ( step down F#, Em)
Goals for the betterment of life



D                    C      Bm7
Glad that you want to be my wife
    D7
But Honest


G         F               C    D
I've been praying all the week through
G          F               Em11
At home at work and on the bus
G         F             C    D
I've been praying I can keep you
F      D             G
And to earn enough for us

C                           D
So you're saying that we're gonna be free
      Bb                       Eb              G
Of  finance worry,  don't get me wrong, I'm so proud
                      F#m7  Em11
But the bet's already tight

D          C           Bm7
I'll get another job at night
    D7
But honest

G     F       C   D
I can take humiliation
G           F                 Em11
And hurtful comments from the boss
G         F             C     D
I've been hoping by the weekend
F     C               G
I can earn enough for us

C
Just because we're on the
D
Bottom of the Ladder we
Bb
Shouldn't be sadder than
Eb
Others like us who have
G                            F#m7 Em11
Goals for the betterment of life

D             C             Bm
Glad that you want to be my wife
    D7
But Honest


G     F          C   D
I can take humiliation
G           F                 B
And hurtful comments from the boss
G         F             C     D
I've been hoping by the weekend
F     C               G
I can earn enough for us
F     C               G
I can earn enough for us

Date: 23-SEP-1993 11:13:04.72
From: EAUBRY (at) wesleyan dot edu
Subject: Chords for "Earn Enough For Us"


[Includes corrections from Pete <ir004861 (at) mindspring dot com>]

Just thought I would contribute this to the collection.  I worked
these out about seven years ago and just rediscovered them.

Corrections, as always, are welcome.

1, 2, 3, 4...

Intro: lots of G

G         F               C    F
I've been praying all the week through
G          F               Em+11
At home at work and on the bus
G         F             C    F
I've been praying I can keep you
F      D             G
And to earn enough for us

repeat for second verse

C                        D
Found a house that won't repair itself
         Bb
With its windows leaking and a
Eb                      G
Roof held together with holes
C
Just because we're on the
D
Bottom of the Ladder we
Bb
Shouldn't be sadder than
Eb
Others like us who have
G
Goals for the betterment of life

This next bit may not be right; I'm doing this from memory:

D             A/C#          Bm
Glad that you want to be my wife
    A
But Honest


This pattern repeats untill close to the end, when we get hit with the
following:

G     F          C  F
I can take humiliation
G           F                 B
And hurtful comments from the boss

I need to go home and check that last part of the chorus.  I sudddenly
have no confidence in it.  I'm pretty firm on the rest of it, though.

-Ed

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