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Thread #23959   Message #3811809
Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-Sep-16 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Songs about money ($$$$$$$$$$)
Subject: Lyr Add: BRING YOUR GREENBACKS (Ethel Waters)
BRING YOUR GREENBACKS
As recorded by Ethel Waters, 1926.

Come all you sheiks and lovers too.
Listen to what I'm tellin' you.
I took a resolution New Year's day,
Never to give nothin' away;
So run along and let me be,
'Cause what I've got I'm holdin' for me.

So if you want to be my man, bring the greenbacks when you call,
'Cause I've just got enough for myself and I can't spare nothin' at all.
Don't depend upon your looks and try to get my dough,
'Cause I can look at pretty papas in a movie show,
So if you want to be my man, bring the greenbacks when you call.

So if you want to be my man, bring the greenbacks when you call.
'Cause I've just got enough for myself and I can't spare nothin' at all.
Don't come askin' me for my money 'cause it ain't no use,
For all you'll get from me is going to be abuse,
So if you want to be my man, bring the greenbacks when you call.

Now I'll give you a piece of cake, also a piece of pie,
But not a ne'er piece of flesh, cause meat's too high,
So if you want to be my man, just bring the greenbacks when you call.