August 25, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's a special compilation show all about the life of the working man and woman. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will sing "Red Clay Halo," The Wailin' Jenny's sing "One More Dollar," Butch Thompson will play the "Working Man Blues," and poet Deborah Garrison reads a few of her poems, including "Worked Late On A Tuesday Night." Dusty & Lefty get lucrative job offers, complete with benefits, and we'll hear the story of Bob Anderson who left Lake Wobegon and went to New York to get a job as a dancer.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:55GK Intro
00:04:56Deborah Garrison reads "The Firemen" and "Worked Late on a Tuesday Night"
00:08:07"Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl" - GK and Shoes
00:11:08GK Intro Ruth Harrison
00:11:45Ruth Harrison
00:17:08"Working Man Blues" - Butch Thompson
00:20:56GK Intro Waitresses/Graduation script
00:21:23"Waitresses" - Dave Moore
00:24:57Graduation script
00:32:59GK Intro Powdermilk
00:33:14Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:36:10GK Intro Cowboys
00:36:34The Lives of the Cowboys script
00:50:39"I've Been Working On the Radio" - GK and Shoes
00:53:31Rhubarb script (Job Interview)
00:57:26"One More Dollar" - The Wailin' Jennys
01:02:17GK Intro Intermission
01:04:46Intermission (We're In The Money)
Segment 3
01:07:09GK Welcome Back
01:07:31Guy Noir script
01:17:41"Red Clay Halo" - Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
01:20:45Catchup script
01:24:23GK Intro St. Paul script
01:24:58St. Paul script
01:32:34"Temping" - GK and Shoes
Segment 4
01:34:11The News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:53:59GK Credits
01:55:39"Working Hard for the Joneses" - Nedra Johnson and Gravity

Photos from the show

Ruth Moody from the Wailin' Jennys asks for "One More Dollar" Nedra Johnson sings "Working Hard for the Joneses"
GK introduces poet Deborah Garrison Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Guest Information
  • Dave Moore
  • Deborah Garrison
  • The Wailin' Jennys
  • Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Deborah Garrison
  • The Wailin' Jennys
  • Gillian Welch
  • Dave Moore

  • Scripts
  • Graduation
  • Guy Noir
  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • Rhubarb
  • Ruth Harrison
  • Saint Paul
  • Lyrics
  • Temping

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