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Lyr Req/Add: Money, Marbles, and Chalk^^^

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GUEST,hemricck@webmail.nc.freei.net 15 Feb 00 - 03:08 PM
MMario 15 Feb 00 - 03:36 PM
MMario 15 Feb 00 - 03:58 PM
GUEST,chuck hemrick 15 Feb 00 - 06:13 PM
Joan 15 Feb 00 - 06:13 PM
Joe Offer 15 Feb 00 - 07:37 PM
wysiwyg 15 Feb 00 - 07:41 PM
GUEST,Gene 15 Feb 00 - 08:06 PM
Joan 16 Feb 00 - 09:37 AM
Jim Dixon 22 Apr 06 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 23 Apr 06 - 08:21 AM
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Jim Dixon 25 Sep 15 - 04:05 PM
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Subject: Mone Marbles and Chalk
From: GUEST,hemricck@webmail.nc.freei.net
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 03:08 PM

need lyrics to old song>>>>>> MONE,MARBLES AND CHALK thank you, chuck hemrick

Transferred from another thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: MONEY MARBLES AND CHALK (Eckler)
From: MMario
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 03:36 PM

from http://www.bluegrassnet.com/tgbs/M/Money_marbles_and_chalk.html

MONEY, MARBLES, AND CHALK

There's an old saying that's been all around
I heard before I could walk
How somes got wealth and some's got health
Others money, marbles and chalk

CHORUS I've got money, marbles and chalk sweetheart
But I still feel like I am poor
For my money won't spend and my marbles won't roll
And my chalk it won't write anymore

While you were here I was happy and gay
Your presence made me for another one day
But you left me for another one day
Now I feel so alone in a crowd

* Refrain

Money, marbles and chalk is alright
For a miser who loves only gold
But give me a chance to save our romance
For I love you with all of my soul

* Refrain

^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mone Marbles and Chalk
From: MMario
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 03:58 PM

d*mn! sorry about the format. I forget that when I copy from a web page I only get the VISIBLE content.....


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Subject: lyrics
From: GUEST,chuck hemrick
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 06:13 PM

A IG THANKS TO M MARIO FOR THE LYRICS....

SINCERELY, CHUCK HEMRICK


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Money Marbles and Chalk ^^
From: Joan
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 06:13 PM

Love this song!

Missing from the last line of the chorus: "And my chalk, it won't write any more."

And then there's this verse:

I walk in the rain and I feel no pain,
I'm lost and I'm lonely and blue.
I can't sleep at night and nothing seems right
And I worry a lot about you.
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mone Marbles and Chalk
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 07:37 PM

Got a name of a songwriter??? Any background information on the song?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mone Marbles and Chalk
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 07:41 PM

GUEST,hemricck@webmail.nc.freei.net:

On the off chance you aren't a regular visitor and don't know the discussion has continued, I'm sending you a long note to your personal e-mail.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mone Marbles and Chalk
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 08:06 PM

MM&C was written & first recorded by POP ECKLER...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mone Marbles and Chalk
From: Joan
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 09:37 AM

Gene, if you're still there, do you know when MM&C was written? Sometime during the depression era, I think. I learned it from the singing of Chester James in Arizona, by way of Sara Grey who was living there at the time. I spoke to Chester on the phone once...a lovely, elderly man who had a big supply of neat songs, some of which he'd learned as a child, others that he composed. He's since died. I wonder if anyone that's reading this knew him. Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Money, Marbles and Chalk (etc)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Apr 06 - 08:03 PM

Re: MONEY, MARBLES AND CHALK –

It seems there are at least 4 different songs with this title:

There's an old country song written by Pop Eckler. It was recorded by Chet Atkins, Patti Page, Red Sovine, Reno & Smiley, and possibly by Jimmy Dean. Lyrics are in the DT, and there's a thread about it called Lyr Req: Money, Marbles and Chalk.

* * *
There's a blues song written by James A. Lane. It was recorded by Jimmy Rogers (the Chicago blues electric-guitarist, not to be confused with the singing brakeman Jimmie Rodgers) and by Sugar Ray Norcia. Here are some of the lyrics:

Now, I've got a little woman.
She's got money, marbles, and chalk.
She bought me a fine Cadillac, man.
That's why I don't have to walk.

In the evening, after the sun goes down
The womens all tell me, I'm the sweetest man in town.

* * *
There's also a rap song by Courtney "C-Note" Smith...
* * *
...and a heavy-metal rock song, written by Rick Chavez and Michael Anthony Guerrero, and recorded by Drive.

* * *
...which leads to the question: Was "money, marbles, and chalk" ever an established proverbial phrase apart from those songs? It seems to mean "miscellaneous assets" but nothing in the songs seems to explain why those particular 3 items are linked together.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Money, Marbles and Chalk (etc)
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 08:21 AM

James A Lane is/was Jimmy Rogers.

I would guess that the enquiry is for the other one which includes the line "my money won't spend, my marbles won't roll and my chalk it won't write any more". Think I kow the feeling.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Money, Marbles and Chalk
From: Louie Roy
Date: 23 Apr 06 - 10:09 AM

My song book says that Pop Eckler wrote and recorded this song Money and Marbles and Chalk in 1949 and there is one more verse

Last verse
The money and the marbles and chalk are all right
For misers who love only gold
But give me a chnce to save our romance
For I love you with all of my soul
Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Money, Marbles, and Chalk^^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 04:05 PM

From an essay, "The Traveling Bag" in The Railroad Trainman, April, 1891:
For the benefit of the man who in his youth hadn't pockets enough to hold all his "money, marbles and chalk," I am going to give the result of an actual investigation of one of these [women's] bags, (it happened to be a traveling bag,) and in the future if you hear a woman say, ''small boy's pockets," you will know how to retaliate.
From Slang Fables from Afar by A. L. Kleberg, 1903:
He was this sort of fellow from the time he had pockets in which to rattle money, marbles and chalk, until the sweet End came.
I infer that "money, marbles and chalk" represent the kind of thing small boys are likely to carry in their pockets, and regard as wealth.


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