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Thread #161372   Message #3833813
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Jan-17 - 03:09 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister
Subject: DT Corr: I Don't Want Your Millions, Mr
On this Trump inauguration day, I'm researching the songs in the "Rich & Poor" chapter of the Rise Up Singing Songbook. Seems fitting.

Here are the lyrics for this song that we have in the Digital Tradition:

(Jim Garland)

cho: I don't want your millions, mister.
    I don't want your diamond ring.
    All I want's just live and let live,
    Give me back my job again.
   (Repeat chorus after each verse)

I don't want your Rolls Royce, mister,
I don't want your pleasure yacht.
All I want is food for my babies,
Now 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've built, mister,
Now our children starve and freeze.

Yes, you have a land deed, mister,
The money is all in your name.
But where's the work that you did mister ?
I'm demanding back my job again.

Think me dumb if you wish, mister,
Call me green or blue or red.
There's just one thing that I know, mister,
Our hungry babies must be fed.

We'll organize together, mister,
In one big united band,
And with a Farmer-Labor party
We will win our just demands

Take the two old parties, mister,
No difference in them I can see.
But with a Farmer-Labor party,
We will set the workers free.

Copyright Stormking Music
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I put two verses in italics because I can't figure out where they came from, or if they were actually written by Jim Garland.