I Never Go To Work

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Music video for "I Never Go To Work"
Screenshot from the video
Sheet music used during the song's first live performance on April 20th, 2008.

song name I Never Go to Work
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Here Come The ABCs, Podcast 6A, I Never Go To Work (Podcast Episode), Here Come The 123s (as "Seven Days of the Week")
year 2005
first played April 20, 2008 (64 known performances)
run time 1:53
sung by John Flansburgh


  • Cover of a "British music hall ditty".[1] According to Cecil's narration, an American folk song.
  • This song appeared on the Best Buy version of Here Come The ABCs CD and on the DVD/CD combo.
  • This song features Mark Pender practicing trumpet every day (and on Sunday he plays best).
  • The animated music video for this song was directed by David Cowles and Sean McBride. According to the October 27, 2021 episode of This Might Be a Podcast, which featured Cowles, this was the second video that he completed.
  • The characters in the music video are based off of several people in Cowles' (and possibly McBride's) lives. The main boy character's face is that of Matthew, Cowles' niece Anna's son, the straight-haired girl character's face is that of Alison Coté, Cowles' daughter, at four, and the dog character's face is that of Barry, Cowles' beagle at the time.[2]

Song Themes

Aversion To Work, Holidays, Music, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, Religion, Supernatural, Songs With Handclaps, Time, TMBG Remakes


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