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Top Jobs Mentioned in Song Lyrics

Guess the top 20 jobs most frequently mentioned in song lyrics from the musiXmatch Million Song Dataset.
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Last updated: August 19, 2019
First submittedAugust 13, 2019
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Profession
3,861
There was a Buffalo _____ / in the heart of America
Soldier
3,751
Just as every ___ is a criminal
Cop
3,179
They call me _____ love
Doctor
2,521
The tears of a _____
Clown
1,863
Rhinestone ______
Cowboy
1,604
I'm hot for _______
Teacher
1,471
So I called up the ______ / Please bring me my wine
Captain
1,461
Had a job in the Great North Woods / working as a ____ for a spell
Cook
1,354
The son of a ______ man
Preacher
1,205
Half of you _____s can't even stomach me, let alone stand me
Critic
1,192
Are we human, or are we _____?
Dancer
1,137
She was a day tripper / Sunday _____, yeah
Driver
1,062
Why don't you be the _____ / and make me out of clay?
Artist
959
Molly is the _____ in a band
Singer
875
What will we do with a drunken _____?
Sailor
797
Written by an Italian ___ / from the 13th century
Poet
783
Straight from a page of your favorite _____
Author
620
You some type of _____ or something? / Somebody important or something?
Lawyer
575
A man needs a ____
Maid
547
In a cabin on a hill in _____ Holler
Butcher
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level 69
Aug 18, 2019
Great quiz, Thanks
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level 39
Aug 18, 2019
Thanks!
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level 71
Aug 18, 2019
I really like this quiz! One quick note though: I was very confused by “Where have all the ______ gone?” There is a song by Pete Seeger (made even more popular by Peter, Paul, and Mary) called “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”, and the last verse contains the repeated “Where have all the soldiers gone?”. I’d argue that it’s waaaay more well-known than the Paula Cole song about cowboys; it’s in the Grammy Hall of Fame, and was covered like eleventy quintillion times.
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level 65
Aug 19, 2019
I agree. If you want to use cowboys, use a song that there is no ambiguity. Some examples, Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Willie Nelson), Rhinestone Cowboy (Glenn Campbell), Cowboy (Kid Rock), El Paso (Marty Robbins), Should've Been a Cowboy (Toby Keith).
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level ∞
Aug 19, 2019
Okay changed it to Rhinestone Cowboy.
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level 74
Aug 19, 2019
Never even remotely heard of the song nor of anyone earning a living as a flower.
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level 70
Aug 20, 2019
hahaha. There are several verses. Where have all the flowers gone, then where have all the young girls, then young men, then soldiers, then graveyards, then back to flowers. When will they ever learn?
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level 69
Aug 19, 2019
Can't believe I missed the "captain" one. I'm a massive Hendrix fan and went through the whole song in my head, but somehow blanked on that one word.
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level 72
Aug 19, 2019
Hendrix? Do you mean Henley? The Captain clue is from the Eagles Hotel California.
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level 74
Aug 19, 2019
You may be massive, but you're not much of a Hendrix fan at all.
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level 72
Aug 19, 2019
Quite difficult!
+4
level 68
Aug 19, 2019
Not sure whether it counts as a job but if it does, would king/queen make the list?
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level 69
Sep 13, 2019
Some jobs that didn't make the cut. If I Were a CARPENTER. Sky PILOT. The LUMBERJACK Song.
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level 39
Sep 13, 2019
😍
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level 69
Sep 13, 2019
The WARDEN threw a party in the county jail.
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level 76
Oct 5, 2019
I did not shoot the DEPUTY, Here Comes the JUDGE, Paperback WRITER, The FARMER in the Dell...
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level 38
Oct 3, 2019
And all the sinners saints
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level 58
Oct 3, 2019
I have this weird tick where whenever I hear a snippet of The Real Slim Shady, I have to complete the whole song. I only found out today that it extended to READING a snippet as well.
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level 22
Oct 3, 2019
100%!!
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level 66
Oct 4, 2019
I only know Rhinestone Eyes, never heard of Rhinestone Cowboy. He must be new to the Plastic Beach. Also, I can’t believe that it’s not “day tripper, Sunday stripper;” it just rhymes too well!
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level 63
Oct 9, 2019
But Slim, what if you win, wouldn't it be weird?