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Celebrating labor on Labor Day, Tennessee Ernie Ford-style

The nation's economy may still be in the crapper, but our corporate masters let us take Labor Day off anyway -- and bless them for it. The Latest Word will be back tomorrow with the usual gusher of content. In the meantime, those of you who are also enjoying a break from your job can sit back and enjoy listening to Tennessee Ernie Ford sing "16 Tons," the ultimate lament about work without end, Amen. See you again tomorrow.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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