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Songs About Capitalism

Banks, Bankers, Big Business & Stock Brokers in Song Lyrics


A Christmas Carol, by Tom Lehrer, 1959

A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Anymore, Tom Glazer, 1944

All Are After Money So 'Tis Money After All, J. L. Orr & J. Calvin Bushey, 1878

All I Want, Jim Garland, 1932

All In and Down and Out Blues, Uncle Dave Macon, 1937

All the World Scheming, J. E. Carpenter, 1830's

The A.M.A. Song, Phil Ochs, 1963

Anti-Monopoly War Song, 1882

Arson's Just Business, Paul Emery, 1982

The Big Print Giveth, Tex Williams, 1952

Boom Went the Boom, 1954

Breaking Up Is Hard On You (about anti-trust case against ATT), American Comedy Network, 1984

Chim Chim Cheree, Allan Sherman, 1965

Collector Man Blues, 1934

Crazy on Oil, C. Archer, 1865

Debts, Irving Berlin, 1933

Gentrification Blues, Laura Liben & Judith Levine, 1982

Gold is King,Thomas Williams & Gustave A. Scott , 1868

Graft, Graft, Graft, Collin Davis, 1905

Famous Oil Firms, 1865

Free Enterprise, Malvina Reynolds, 1958

Furniture Man, 1925

Gold Is King, Thomas Williams & Gustave Scott, 1868

How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Time and Live, Blind Alfred Reed, 1929

I'm a Jolly Banker, Woody Guthrie, 1940

I've Got the Profiteering Blues, Al. Wilson & Irving Bibo, 1920

I Ripped Off What I Could, Charles Ipcar & Maxine Parshall, 1974

Inflation, Zeke Manner, 1946

Insurance Man Blues, Sonny Boy Williamson, 1938

If Mister Boston Lawson has his way, George Cohan, 1905

Money Cravin' Folk, Blind Alfred Reed, 1929

Money in the Pocket, Bob Russell & Carl Sigman, 1946

Money is a Hard Thing to Borrow, George Morris, 1854

Oil On The Brain, Joseph Winner, 1865

Old Southern Town, Sarah Ogan Gunning, 1937

Pa Has Struck Ile (Oil), C. Archer, 1865

Petroleum, Petroleum, 1865

Plutonium, Malvina Reynolds, 1975

Railroad Monopoly, Reverend J. W. Carhart, 1873

Reading Rail Road and its President, 1860

Sixteen to One, C. M. Copp, 1896

Specie Payment, George Cooper & Harry Miller, 1870

Standard Oil, F. L. Hill, 1907

Talking Inflation Blues, Tom Glazer, 1946

The Banks are Made of Marble, Les Rice, 1948

The Man With The Dough, Andrew B. Sterling & Harry Von Tilzer, 1904

The Pennsylvania Miner, Patrick O'Neill, late 1800's

There are Ninety and Nine, circa 1890

Union All Along the Line, Phillips Thompson, 1800's

Wall Street Blues, by W. C. Handy, 1929

You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry, Rowland Howar or Harry Linn, 1872