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Lyr Req: Fifteen Cents and a Dollar (Jack Elliott)

GUEST,kentl99@hotmail.com 21 Mar 05 - 02:40 AM
Flash Company 21 Mar 05 - 05:15 AM
Uncle_DaveO 21 Mar 05 - 09:52 AM
Mark Ross 21 Mar 05 - 10:51 AM
Uncle_DaveO 21 Mar 05 - 11:29 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Mar 05 - 12:15 AM
GUEST 28 Aug 13 - 02:01 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Jan 17 - 03:41 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: fifteen cents is all the money i got
From: GUEST,kentl99@hotmail.com
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 02:40 AM

anybody have the lyrics to "Fifteen cents is all the money I got, a dollar is all I crave"? NLCR, I think. thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fifteen cents is all the money i got
From: Flash Company
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 05:15 AM

Fifteen cents is all I got, Dollar is all I crave,
Fifteen cents to buy me a drink, Dollar to dig my grave.

When Rambling Jack Elliott did this that was all the sung part, the rest was a long Will Rogers style monologue about visiting his uncle.
I can probably remember most of it if you want that.

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fifteen cents is all the money i got
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 09:52 AM

I have a Mike Seeger CD (Southern Banjo Styles) in which one of the songs uses that (or an extremely similar) verse. I'll see if I can dig out which song it is, and maybe we can go from there.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fifteen cents is all the money i got
From: Mark Ross
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 10:51 AM

That's a verse from WAY DOWNTOWN, also known as, IT WAS LATE LAST NIGHT WHEN MY WILLIE COME HOME. It can be found in the OLD TIME SONGBOOK, formerly THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS SONGBOOK. The whole verse is;

15 cents is all I have,
A dollar is all I crave.
Brought nothing with me into this old world,
Gonna take nothing to my grave.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fifteen cents is all the money i got
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 11:29 AM

That's the one I meant.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fifteen cents is all the money i got
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 12:15 AM

WAY DOWN TOWN is in the DT.

See also this thread: Lyr Req: Dollar's All I Crave (New Lost City Ramblers)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fifteen cents is all the money i got
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 13 - 02:01 AM

all I ever want is a dollar and it looks like i'm out of luck
fifteen cents is all ever had, all I want is a buck


when I'm on my last go round, just bury me out on a hill
put a good lookin' man tween my feet and my hands full of dollar bills
(in my case, I'll have a man, you can have what you want)


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Subject: Lyr Req: FIFTEEN CENTS AND A DOLLAR (Jack Elliott)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jan 17 - 03:41 PM

FIFTEEN CENTS AND A DOLLAR
As recorded by Ramblin' Jack Elliott, on "Ramblin' Jack Elliott in London" (2009)

CHORUS: Fifteen cents is all I got; dollar's all I crave.
Fifteen cents to buy me a drink; a dollar to dig my grave.

Well, I went down to visit my uncle the other day, an' he was showin' me all aroun' the house, you know; an' it was a big old house, too; an' he took me down the hallway, an' he slammed open a door, an' he pointed inside a room there, an' he said: "This here is a bedroom." Well, I could see it was a bedroom; it had a lot o' different kind o' beds in it. An' he pointed over to one o' them beds in the corner, an' he said: "You see that bed over yonder? It's worth a whole lot o' money. It goes back to Louie the Fourteenth." I said: "I got a bed in my house goes back to Sears Roebuck the fifteenth."

CHORUS

Well, he says: "You're gonna have to excuse me right now, 'cause I got to go outside an' cut a little stove wood, but you can look around the house for yourself." So I did; I went on down the hallway there, an' I found me a room. It was kind o' shelved away from the other rooms, like maybe they didn't want me to find it or somethin'; but I found it, an' they had the purtiest great big ol' horse-waterin' trough in there you ever did see, all enameled over, an' they had a gadget a-hangin' up on the wall. It was made out o' that white dish stuff, you know, with a pipe runnin' up to it, and a handle on top, an' you could turn this handle an' get water out, only it weren't no 'count; it had a hole in the bottom, an' all the water come a-tricklin' out. I plugged that hole up with a corncob, an' it worked just fine. But the thing I really come here tonight to tell you 'bout, neighbors, was a-settin' over there in the corner o' the room, about that high off o' the floor, I guess, an' it was the durndest thing you ever did see for washin' your feet! An' you could jerk a leever an' get clean water for the other foot, too; an' it had two lids settin' right one on top o' each other. The top lid was in purty good shape. I lifted 'er up, an' the bottom lid was plumb wore out—had a hole right through the middle of it. Well, I took them lids home, an' I made a bread board out o' the top lid, an' I framed m' picture in the bottom one.

CHORUS


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