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Song Parodies -> "Greenback Dollar"

Original Song Title:

"Greenback Dollar"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Kingston Trio

Parody Song Title:

"Greenback Dollar"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Some people say I'm a no-count--
Fact is, I count real good.
I can do the math: I'm a penniless man,
Foreclosed in my neighborhood, too bad,
Ain't got a nickel of wood.

No, I ain't got a single damn greenback dollar;
Spending's not in my plan.
So I lost my bong, my guitar, and car;
And now I am living off the land. . .poor boy
Or cadging change with an outstretched hand.

Guess I went a little crazy:
Put money in Lehman.
Crap is what I bought. . .
These firms run by demons
Who really should be hung, what joy
To see them all hung,

No, I ain't got a single damn greenback dollar;
Lending's not in my plan.
I lost my sarong, my guitar, and bar,
And now I'm a dumpster-diving fan. . .poor boy
Or cadging change with an outstretched hand.

Now I'm a no-dough man,
I'm sleeping here and there.
I've learned that investing
In the markets was wrong.
Buddy, got a dime you can spare. . .poor boy
Is what I am--life isn't fair!

No, I ain't got a single damn greenback dollar--
Bereft of my divan,
My sarong and bong, my guitar, and car.
Once I was flush with a hundred grand. . .poor boy,
Now cadging change with an outstretched hand.

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alvin - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
nice update on a classic
AFW - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Timely, truthful, and very well written
UnKnownVotrix - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
. . . . Can't save a dollar, yet he's stilll my Gent; Yeah, I got a Cowboy, crazy for me. He's funny that way !

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