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This song was written about Friday, September 24, 1869 as it is known as "Black Friday". According to the Black Friday Songfacts , it is known as "Black Friday" in the US because of a failed ploy that left many wealthy investors broke. The investors tried to corner the market on gold, buying as much of it as they could and driving up the price, but when the government found out, they released $4 million worth of gold into the market… read more

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  • Avatar for rifflover
    ...and then there's that line where Becker and Fagen couldn't be bothered to write two more syllables: "You know I wi-i-ill!"
  • Avatar for bohemian_chic
    ~ ♥ ♫ ♥ ~
  • Avatar for thatguyaz
    Go find the version of this song on Steely Dan's album with Marian McPartland. It's so awesome that McPartland spontaneously shouts "That was cool!" at the end.
  • Avatar for RedjMusic
    one of my all time bands
  • Avatar for lisabemine
    Black Friday!!!!!!!! Wal-mart.........
  • Avatar for dangergirl717
    My favorite Band....
  • Avatar for justinmcgonigle
    gonna lay down in it until I satisfy my soul
  • Avatar for pjolliffe
    Great stuff as always from these guys!
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    Thanks for the trivia TedTrivia.


When black Friday comes, I'll stand down by the door
And catch the gray men when they dive from the fourteenth floor
When black Friday comes, I'll collect everything I'm owed
And before my friends find out I'll be on the road

Steely Dan - Black Friday Lyrics



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