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Joan Jett - Dirty Deeds



The song's title was inspired by the 1962 animated cartoon series Beany and Cecil, according to AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young. The show originally aired on ABC Television and only lasted one season before the 26 episodes were cast as repeats for the next five years until it was recreated in 1968. The song's title was inspired by the main villain of the cartoon, "Dishonest John," who carried a business card that read, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." Sundays, holidays, and special rates"


Joan Jett and the Blackhearts recorded the song, shortening the title to "Dirty Deeds," and included it on their LP, The Hit List, in the winter of 1990. It was released as a single and charted internationally.



Lyrics


If you're havin' trouble with the high school head

He's givin' you the blues

You wanna graduate but not in his bed

Here's what you gotta do

Pick up the phone

I'm always home

Call me anytime

Just ring three sixty two four three five o

I lead a life of crime


Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap


If you got a lady and you want her gone

But you ain't got the guts

She keeps on naggin' at you night and day

Enough to drive you nuts

Pick up the phone

And leave her alone

It's time you made a stand

For a fee I'm happy to play

Your night time plan


Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap


Done dirt cheap

Done dirt cheap

Done dirt cheap

Done dirt cheap



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