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Lyr Req: Money Cravin' Folks

gypsy dave 20 Apr 01 - 08:50 AM
IanC 20 Apr 01 - 09:15 AM
Stewie 16 Sep 02 - 10:27 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Sep 02 - 09:29 AM
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Subject: Money Cravin´ Folks
From: gypsy dave
Date: 20 Apr 01 - 08:50 AM

I´m searching for the lyrics to a song called "Money Cravin´ Folks". I think it was written by Blind Alfred Reed, in the late 20´s. Does anyone have it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Money Cravin´ Folks
From: IanC
Date: 20 Apr 01 - 09:15 AM

Here's an MP3

Money Cravin' Folks - Blind Alfred Reed

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: Lyr Add: MONEY CRAVIN' FOLKS (Blind Alfred Reed)
From: Stewie
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 10:27 PM

Here is my transcription of Reed's delightful little ditty:

MONEY CRAVIN' FOLKS
(Blind Alfred Reed)

Let me tell you 'bout the money cravin' folks
What I'm tellin' you is facts instead of jokes
They're the ones that stands the best
Treated better than all the rest
That's the hard-boiled crazy money cravin' folks

Oh a lawyer sure your pocketbook will smash
He will promise you great things to get your cash
He will make you think he's wise
When he's paid you'll be surprised
Oh a lawyer sure your pocketbook will smash

Oh a merchant makes you think he'll treat you right
But the way he plans and schemes it is a sight
He will treat you mighty nice
When he's through you've paid him twice
Oh a merchant makes you think he'll treat you right

Oh some preachers don't exactly plumb the line
They will plan some way to get your money and mine
Oh they'll pray just like a saint
Their good wives use powder and paint
Oh some preachers don't exactly plumb the line

Oh a doctor'll tell you that your blood is high
But he'll tell you he can cure you by and by
He will put you right in bed
In a little while you're dead
He has got your dough, you've said your last goodbye

Oh a landlord makes you think he's good as Paul
He will tell you that he won't be hard at all
But just fail to pay your rent
Out in the street at once you're sent
Oh some day old Satan will come and get them all

Words and music by Blind Alfred Reed. Recorded on 4 December 1929 in NYC and issued as Victor 40236.

Source: transcription of reissue on Blind Alfred Reed 'Completer Recorded Works' Document DOCD-8022.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Money Cravin' Folks
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 09:29 AM

Bravo, Stewie.

Gypsy Dave's link no longer works. It looks like the site has moved. Here are some new links:

Click here to play the file directly, or Click here to see a list of songs you can play. It looks like an interesting site; I plan to explore it more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Money Cravin' Folks
From: GUEST,Pigfoot Muggins
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 05:05 AM

As Jim has mentioned the links have changed to Alfred Reed music files, as previous service provider went belly up, all now cuurent links are at www.nugrape.net

Just trawling my way around :-)

Cheers,

Gary


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