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Thread #161372   Message #3833816
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Jan-17 - 03:21 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister
Subject: ADD Version: I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister
Here are the lyrics from the People's Songbook, edited by Waldemar Hille (©1948, People's Artists - 1956 printing), page 94

(Jim Garland)

I don't want your millions, mister;
I don't want your diamond ring.
All I want is the right to live, mister;
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;
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 built, mister;
Now our children starve and freeze.

Think me dumb if you wish, mister,
Call me green, or blue, or red;
This one thing I sure know, mister;
My hungry babies must be fed.

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

Copyright 1947 by People's Songs, Inc.

Can't say that I think much of the People's Songbook's overuse of semicolons. I don't know yet whether the two additional verses in the Digital Tradition are from Jim Garland.