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The Man With The Dough, song lyrics

Song: The Man With The Dough(1)
Lyrics: Andrew B. Sterling(2)(4)

Music: Harry Von Tilzer(2)(5)
Year: 1904(2)
Genre:
Country: USA


You may talk about the man behind,
The man that's in the front,
The man that wears the suit of blue,
The man that bears the brunt -
The only man that I can see,
The man that stands a show,
Is the man that rules the universe,
The man that has the dough.

(CHORUS:)
It's the man with the money,
It's the man with the dough,
Not the man with the musket,
Nor the man with the hoe,
There's the man in the overalls,
Why, he stands no show,
It's the man with the dough,
Dough, dough, It's the dough.

When the war is raging in the land,
Amid the cannon's roar,
The man behind the gun is there,
Around him bullets pour,
He's fighting for his country's sake,
On battle fields afar,
There's a man that always sits at home,
And smokes a good cigar.
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(CHORUS:)
It's the man with the money,
It's the man with the dough,
He don't do any fighting,
He don't have to you know,
He just sends for his substitute
And pays him to go,
It's the man with the dough,
Dough, dough, It's the dough.

It was down in Dennett's(6), Brown bet Jones,
He'd eat a hundred cakes,
A stranger sitting near them
voluntered to hold the stakes,
While Jones was watching,
Brown who only had to eat one more,
He just turned around in time to see
A man go out the door.
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(CHORUS:)
It's the man with the money,
It's the man with the dough,
Shouted Brown "someone stop him
'Cause I'm too full to go,"
If a man starts a running when
you say "Wheat Cakes" low,
It's the man with the dough,
Dough, dough, It's the dough.

In a court one day two men before
The judge were slowly led,
One man had stolen millions and
one stole a loaf of bread,
The man that stole the loaf of bread
got twenty years in jail,
While the man that stole the millions was
allowed to go on bail.

(CHORUS:)
It's the man with the money,
It's the man with the dough,
When you steal, take a bundle,
Steal a million or so,
Then give half to the judge
and he will say "you can go,"
It's the man with the dough,
Dough, dough, It's the dough.


Notes:

1 - "Dough" is a slang term for "money".

2 - Transcribed from the sheet music published by Harry Von Tilzer, Music Publishing Co, 37 W 28th St, New York & Chicago, Frisco, London.

3 - The first sheet of the score reads: "To my friend "Judge" Cowley." Sorry, we do not know who this is. If you do, we would appreciate it if you would click on the About page in the top menu and send us an email with the details. Thank you.

4 - Andrew B. Sterling (1874 - 1955) biography from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

5 - Harry Von Tilzer (1872 - 1946) biography from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

6 - Possibly a sarcastic reference to Dennett’s a chain of restaurants that had biblical quotes in them and stayed closed on Sundays, and so would definitely be against any gambling.