Black Friday (3:40)

Cover of A Decade Of Steely Dan

From A Decade Of Steely Dan and 28 other releases

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, driving down the price and clobbering the investors.


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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

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  • bohemian_chic

    ~ ♥ ♫ ♥ ~

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • 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.

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    one of my all time bands

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lisabemine

    Black Friday!!!!!!!! Wal-mart.........

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • dangergirl717

    My favorite Band....

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • justinmcgonigle

    gonna lay down in it until I satisfy my soul

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • pjolliffe

    Great stuff as always from these guys!

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • blueskyfrank


    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • pogopatterson

    Thanks for the trivia TedTrivia.

    25 Dec 2010 Reply

    SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • brickbriscoe

    hot stuff

    17 May 2010 Reply


    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • sourgrrrl

    I just love the defiant 'hey, screw you' attitude this song exudes. Good quitting your job and storming out of the office kind of music to be playing in the background...not that I could ever do that. Need to pay for this internet shit. We can all fantasize though. lol

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Eggi56

    Yeap, that's it! Superb. Always love Donald's voice. And the lyrics. And Walter's guitar solo.

    28 Nov 2009 Reply
  • shep_shepherd


    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • jaggy0

    Drummer Jeff Porcaro, who was only nineteen years old when he recorded Katy Lied, has said, "That guitar solo [on Black Friday] is Walter on an old Fender Mustang guitar with rusty strings, That's a bad-ass solo, man."

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • PhantomBastard

    Unfortunately, Jeff Baxter does not tear it up in this song because he was no longer with the band.

    9 Oct 2009 Reply
  • janwilczur

    Stinky skunk!

    17 Aug 2009 Reply
  • JakorJas

    My soul is being satisfied right now !!

    19 Jun 2009 Reply
  • MiguelZorro

    G'day Muswellbrook!

    23 Jan 2009 Reply
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