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Dad's Old Silver Dollar Is Good Enough For Me, song lyrics

Song: Dad's Old Silver Dollar Is Good Enough For Me
Lyrics: Volney Jameson(1)(2)

Music: Volney Jameson(1)(2)
Year: 1896(1)
Genre: Political Ballad
Country: USA


Tell me not there is a money that the world does demand,
A money that is sound through the civilized land.
In the mind of the trickster such a money might be:
The speculative gold bugs such a money see -
Hard time are oppressive, I long to be free;
Dad's old silver dollar is good enough for me.
Dad's ...

(CHORUS:)
old silver dollar once sound and true,
In all of his trouble helped to pull him through;
Hard time are oppresssive, I long to be free,
Dad's old silver dollar is good enough for me.

The wealthy have their pleasure in the jingle of their gold,
The poor man, he may suffer from hunger and cold.
The trades are almost suspended depress'd where ere you be
And idle, hungry lab'rers ev'rywhere we see:
Gold standard means oppression, I long to be free;
Dad's old silver dollar is good enough for me.
Dad's ...
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(CHORUS)

Now give dad's old silver dollar an equal show with gold,
The wealth of all this country will grow a hundred fold;
No more bonds need be issued, silver coinage should be free,
Then people would be happy, busy as a bee -
Lab'rers should have their wages and all should be free;
Dad's old silver dollar is good enough for me. Dad's ...

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - Transcribed from the sheet music published by Skidmore Heck Co., Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

2 - Hotel Garland, Volney Jameson proprietor, 202 Scott St, Little Rock Arkansas in 1893. He was possibly born in 1868, to Naomi Kirby and Captain Thomas Jameson.

3 - History of the coinage act of 1873, from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Coinage Act of 1873 from Wikipedia.

4 - William Jennings Bryan, biography. William Bryan, again lost in his 1900 U.S. presidential run.

5 - Silver vs. Gold, wedge issue of the 1896 election, from the Smithsonian Institute.

6 - 1896, The Gold Standard, Bimetallism, or 'Free Silver'?, from Vassar College.

7 - Silverites, Populists, and the Movement for Free Silver, from National History Education Clearinghouse.

8 - John Sherman On “The Crime of 1873” in a speech before the Ohio Republican Convention, on August 15, 1895 on the U.S. Treasury's decisions on silver versus gold.