AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is a song by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is inspired by a cartoon guitarist Angus Young watched as a child, Beany and Cecil, in which the villain, Dishonest John, had a business card that read “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Holidays, Sundays, and Special Rates.”

It features a backing vocal consisting of a heavy breathing sound, made on the downbeat during verses. It also features the title in a spoken-word style at the end of the chorus; plus a scream at the end of the song. The full length recording (approximately 4:11) has the title of the song chanted four times starting at 3:09, but on the more common edited version (approximately 3:51) the chant is heard only twice.

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If you’re havin’ trouble with the high school head-
He’s givin’ you the blues-
You want to graduate but not in is bed-
Here’s what you gotta do-
Pick up the phone, I’m always home-
Call me anytime-
Just ring, 36 24 36, hey-
I lead a life of crime-

Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap-
Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap-

You’ve got problems in your life of love-
You got a broken heart-
He’s double dealing with your best friend-
That’s when the teardrops start, fella-
Pick up the phone, I’m here alone-
Or make a social call-
Come right in, forget about him-
We’ll have ourselves a ball (yeah)-

Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap (oh)-
Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap-

If you got a lady and you want her gone-
But you ain’t got the guts-
She keeps nagging at you night and day-
Enough to drive you nuts-
Pick up the phone, leave her alone-
It’s time you made a stand-
For a fee, I’m happy to be-
Your backdoor man, hey-

Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap (yeah)-
Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap-

Concrete shoes, cyanide, T.N.T. (done dirt cheap)-
Neck ties, contracts, high voltage (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds, do anything you want me to (done dirt cheap)-
Dirty deeds, dirty deeds-
Dirty deeds (done dirt cheap)-
Yeah-

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