Protest Song Lyrics (logo)
Protest Song Lyrics Song lyrics categories Social Justice songs by Year Top 10 songs Musical Links About Protest Songs website


Inflation Blues, song lyrics

Song: Inflation Blues
Lyrics: Allegretto Alexander & Louis Jordan(2)

Music: Tommy Southern
Year: 1947(2)
Genre: Blues
Country: USA


Now, listen Mr. President,
Congressmen too,
You got me all frustrated,
And I don't know what to do,
I'm trying to make a dollar,
I can't even save a cent,
It takes all of all my money,
Just to eat and pay my rent,
I've got those inflation blues,
Blue as I can be,
I've got those inflation blues,
Blue as I can be.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
Now that all mighty dollar,
Why its just that in name,
No longer is it worth a buck,
It's power ain't the same,
I'm not one of the wealthy,
I can't afford the things and eat,
I have a lot of meatless days,
Which have not been decreed,
I've got those inflation blues,
Blue as I can be,
I've got those inflation blues,
Blue as I can be.

About this aid to Europe,
Food and all that stuff,
Don't think that I'm a fussin',
But ain't we done enough?
I want to be a citizen,
Who can shoulder his share,
But 'til you stop inflation,
All you ask won't give a care,
I've got those inflation blues,
Blue as I can be,
Yes, I've got those inflation blues,
Blue as I can be.


Notes:

1 - Recorded by Jack McVea and his Orchestra, on Exclusive records 260, 1948.

2 - The first stanza is from the Louis Jordan song with the same title Inflation Blues, 1947, released weeks earlier.

3 - See also Inflation Blues, sung by Cootie Williams a song with very different lyrics recorded 7 months earlier.