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All I Got's Gone, song lyrics

Song: All I Got's Gone
Lyrics: Ernest V. Stoneman(1)(2)

Music: Ernest V. Stoneman(1)(2)
Year: 1934(2)
Genre: Country
Country: USA


I'm gonna sing you a brand new song,
She's a dandy sure as you're born,
All these things just a-runnin' in a rhyme,
Things all right considering these times,
But all I got's gone, all I got's gone.

Whole lot of people own nice little farms,
Doin' pretty well, didn't do no harm,
Sold their farm, bought an auto or two,
Notes come due they had to skid-doo,
All they got's gone, all they got's gone.
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Whole lot of people bought automobiles,
Didn't know how they's a-gonna feel,
Rode around so grand and proud,
Notes come due, couldn't pay it out.
All they got's gone, all they got's gone.

I went to the bank to borrow some money,
I tell you right now, didn't find it funny,
The banker said he had none to loan,
Get your old hat and pull out home.
For all we got's gone, all we got's gone
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Whole lot of farmers want to ride and plough,
Had to buy a tractor to find out how,
When they broke a piece them poor white fools,
Better kept walking and a-ploughing them mules.
For all they got's gone, all they got's gone.

Country dudes are ridin' in cars,
Tailor-made suits and smokin' cigars,
Runnin' to the barbershop, primpin' and a-rubbin',
But you right now they're ploughin' and a-grubbin'.
For all they got's gone, all they got's gone.
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Don't like to see the women a-wearin' satin dresses,
Their husbands bankrupted and are in great distresses,
Better being at home a-washin' up the dishes,
Patchin' their dresses or their husbands' old britches.
For all they got's gone, all they got's gone.

Me and my partner, we both went to bed,
Jug of white lightning under my head,
I waked up, the stopper was pulled,
The jug was empty and my partner was full.
All I got's gone, all I got's gone.


Notes:

1 - Recorded by Ernest Stoneman on Vocalion record 02901, January 9, 1934.

2 - Ernest Stoneman biography from the Country Music Hall of Fame.