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Thread #37897   Message #3740218
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Sep-15 - 11:34 PM
Thread Name: Melanie (Safka)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE NICKEL SONG (Melanie)
THE NICKEL SONG
As recorded by Melanie

Well you know that I'm not a gambler but I'm bein' gambled on.
They put in a nickel and I sing a little song:
Dot-n-dah, dot-n-dah, dot-n-dah-dah-dah, dot-n-dah, dot-n-dah-dah-dah.
They put in a nickel and I sing a little song.

Well, I don't mind that they're lucky, but it seems that they always win,
And gamblin' is illegal in the state o' mind I'm in;
And if I had a nickel for each time that I been put on,
I would be the nickel man and I'd sing a nickel song.

They're only puttin' in a nickel and they want a dollar song.
Oh, they're only puttin' a nickel and they want a dollar song.

Well, you know I don't know so many things, but I know what's been goin' on:
We're only puttin' in a little to get rid of a lot that's wrong;
And if we had a nickel for each time that we been put on,
We'd all be the nickel man and we'd sing a nickel song.

They're only puttin' in a nickel and they want a dollar song.
Oh, they're only puttin' a nickel and they want a dollar song.

Well you know that I'm not a gambler but I'm bein' gambled on.
They put in a nickel and I sing a little song.
Dot-n-dah, dot-n-dah, dot-n-dah-dah-dah, (etc.)