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Raisin' The Rent song lyrics

Song: Raisin' The Rent
Lyrics: Ted Koehler (3)

Music: Harold Arlen (born Hyman Arluck) (4)
Year: circa 1933
Genre: Jazz
Country: USA


I'm buried in worry,
Surrounded by woe;
No end to my trouble I can see.
Depression has got me,
Won't let me go,
It's trying to double up on me.

Good luck has crossed me,
Bad luck has forced me,
Down to my one last cent.
I'm right in the middle,
Of solving the riddle,
Known as raising the rent.

Steal, beg or borrow,
I've got 'til tomorrow,
Landlord's a mean old gent.
It's come to a showdown,
And he wants the low down,
If I'm raising the rent.

Better time's are taking too long,
Panic's on it's hitting me too strong.
Gotta a right to sing a blue song,
Trouble has got me down.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
I've made my mind up,
I'd rather wind up,
Camping out in a tent.
Than being in the middle,
Of solving the riddle,
Known as raising the rent.

Panic's on it's hitting me too strong.
Trouble has got me down; Way down.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
I've made my mind up,
That I'd rather wind up,
Camping out in a tent.
Than being in the middle,
Of solving the riddle,
Known as raising the rent.


NOTES:

1 - Transcribed December 2011

2 - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (vocals by Ramona Davies) - Raisin' the Rent (1933) - Victor 24316

3 - Ted Koehler, on Wikipedia

4 - Harold Arlen, on Wikipedia