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Work Is A Four-Letter Word is the eponymous theme of the 1968 British satirical film of the same name, originally performed by Cilla Black.

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Smiths frontman Morrissey was very insistent on covering the track, incurring guitarist Johnny Marr's wrath, who later said, post-split, "That was the last straw, really. I didn't form a group to perform Cilla Black songs." The song and Black has since beared the blame for the dissolution of The Smiths.