Each New York street construction crew
Includes a woman--apparently true.
And what does this fortunate woman do?
She holds aloft for drivers to view
A sign saying "Stop" (and this means you).
Sounds easy, and it pays well too.
Eights hours a day, one spot to hew,
No steps allowed, not even a few,
And always aiming that sign to the blue.
What could be easier? I'm asking you,
A job without care or any ado.
Try it sometime, carry through
For one full day. What'll ensue?
Inevitably you'll go coo-coo.
Again the shaft's gone to you-know-who.