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Money Cravin' Folks, song lyrics

Song: Money Cravin' Folks
Lyrics: Blind Alfred Reed(1)

Music: Blind Alfred Reed
Year: 1929(2)
Genre: Blues Country: USA


Let me tell you 'bout the money cravin' folks.

What I'm tellin' you is facts instead of jokes.
They're the ones that stands the best;
Treated better than all the rest.
That's the hard-boiled crazy money cravin' folks.

Oh a lawyer sure your pocketbook will smash.
He will promise you great things to get your cash.
He will make you think he's wise,
When he's paid you'll be surprised.
Oh a lawyer sure your pocketbook will smash.
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Oh a merchant makes you think he'll treat you right,
But the way he plans and schemes it is a sight,
He will treat you mighty nice,
When he's through you've paid him twice.
Oh a merchant makes you think he'll treat you right.

Oh some preachers don't exactly plumb the line,
They will plan some way to get your money and mine,
Oh they'll pray just like a saint,
Their good wives use powder and paint.
Oh some preachers don't exactly plumb the line.
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Oh a doctor'll tell you that your blood is high,
But he'll tell you he can cure you bye and bye,
He will put you right in bed,
In a little while you're dead.
He has got your dough, you've said your last goodbye.

Oh a landlord makes you think he's good as Paul.
He will tell you that he won't be hard at all,
But just fail to pay your rent,
Out in the street at once you're sent.
Oh some day old Satan will come and get them all.


Notes:

1 - Blind Alfred Reed biography from Wikipedia.

2 - Released on Victor records V-40236, Dec. 4, 1929.

3 - This song has strong similarities to "How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live" also by him, on the other side of this same record.