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All I Want (I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister), song lyrics

Song: All I Want (I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister)
Lyrics: Jim Garland(1)

Music: to the tradional tune "East Virginia"
Year: 1932(3)
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


I don't want your millions, Mister,
I don't want your diamond ring.
All I want is the right to live, Mister,
Give me back my job again.

Now, I don't want your Rolls-Royce, Mister,
I don't want your pleasure yacht.
All I want's just food for my babies,
Give to me my old job back.

We worked to build this country, Mister,
While you enjoyed a life of ease.
You've stolen all that we built, Mister,
Now our children starve and freeze.
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So, I don't want your millions, Mister,
I don't want your diamond ring.
All I want is the right to live, Mister,
Give me back my job again.

Think me dumb if you wish, Mister,
Call me green, or blue, or red.
This one thing I sure know, Mister,
My hungry babies must be fed.
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Take the two old parties, Mister,
No difference in them I can see.
But with a Farmer-Labor Party
We could set the people free.

So, I don't want your millions, Mister,
I don't want your diamond ring.
All I want is the right to live, Mister,
Give me back my job again.


Notes:

1 - Jim Garland information from Wikipedia.

2 - Recorded by the Almanac Singers, on Keynote Records #303B, May 1941.

3 - The date is from Carry It On: The Story of America's Working People in Song and Picture, Pete Seeger and Bob Reiser, p.139.