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Inflation, song lyrics

Song: Inflation
Lyrics: Zeke Manners

Music:
Year: 1946
Genre: Jazz (Comedy)
Country: USA


All throughout the nation,
The situation's tense,
You think you've got a dollar,
But you've just got twenty cents.
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(CHORUS:)
Sky high, everything you buy,
Is sky high, anything you try,
Is sky high, better learn to fly,
Inflation.
Rich man, he can sing and dance,
But poor man, he ain't got no chance,
He'll soon be left without his pants,
Inflation.

I went into a restaurant,
For steak the other night,
The price right on the menu,
Fifty cents a bite.
So I thought I'd have a hotdog,
They looked so very nice,
But while I put the mustard on,
They raised the prices twice.
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(CHORUS:)
Sky high, everything you buy,
Is sky high, anything you try,
Is sky high, better learn to fly,
Inflation.

And when the check was given,
I heard the waiter say,
Don't let it get you buddy,
'Cause you've got six months to pay.

(CHORUS:)
Rich man, he can sing and dance,
But poor man, he ain't got no chance,
He'll soon be left without his pants,
Inflation.


Notes:

1 - Transcribed from the 1946, RCA Victor record 20-2013 by the Zeke Manners' Band.

2 - Zeke Manners (1911-2000), born as Leo Ezekiel Mannes.

3 - New York Times Obituary story including a fuller biography