Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Gonna be an engineer

A video of Peggy Seeger's Gonna be an engineer. A woman came into work and got really excited about the fact that she could listen to this song. She put it on the jukebox and sat down to listening to it, tapping her foot with a secret smile on her face. When it finished, she stood up and thanked me. She said it was the first time she had listened to it in years.

"Well, I listened to my mother and I joined a typing pool
Listened to my lover and I put him through his school
If I listen to the boss, I'm just a bloody fool
And an underpaid engineer
I been a sucker ever since I was a baby
As a daughter, as a mother, as a lover, as a dear
But I'll fight them as a woman, not a lady
I'll fight them as an engineer!"