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World in Their Pocket (Malvina Reynolds)

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BURY ME IN MY OVERALLS
FROM WAY UP HERE
IF YOU LOVE ME
JUST A LITTLE RAIN
LITTLE BOXES
LITTLE BOXES RE-VISITED
MAGIC PENNY
MAGIC PENNY
ROSIE JANE
THE BANKERS AND THE DIPLOMATS
THE BOY SALUTES
THE MONEY CROP
TURN AROUND


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sradovsk@fas.harvard.edu 24 Mar 99 - 04:38 PM
Barbara 24 Mar 99 - 07:43 PM
Barbara 26 Mar 99 - 12:10 AM
Joe Offer 21 Jan 17 - 01:57 AM
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Subject: Lyrics needed:Malvina's God Bless the Grass
From: sradovsk@fas.harvard.edu
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 04:38 PM

Just found this site and looked at what was up for Malvina, in terms of lyrics. The two I *always* seem to be wanting the words for are God Bless the Grass and They've Got the World in Their Pocket, but I wish there was a good place to go on the web and find lyrics for lots of her songs!!

Does anyone know the current status of her albums -- is anything due to come out on CD ever? Are there videos of her available anywhere? Is it possible that this magnificent songwriter is being forgotten?

I'd appreciate replies to my e-mail address -- sradovsk@fas.harvard.edu

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed:Malvina's God Bless the Grass
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 07:43 PM

"...but their pocket's got a hole."
Give me a bit of time and I'll find it. I just have to locate her songbooks.
Her daughter, Nancy Schimmel, still runs Schroeder Music out of the Parker Street house, I believe. I think it's 2020 Parker St., Berkeley CA. I'll check that when I find the music books and post again.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: WORLD IN THEIR POCKET (Malvina Reynolds)
From: Barbara
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 12:10 AM

Here ya go:

WORLD IN THEIR POCKET
(Malvina Reynolds c 1974)

CHORUS:
They've got the world in their pocket,
Pocket, pocket, pocket
They've got the world in their pocket
Annd they're up there in contro-o-ol
They've got the world in their pocket,
They can shake it, they can rock it
They can kick it for a goal
They've got the world in their pocket,
But their pocket's got a hole.

There's inflation and pollution;
Everything's been bought on credit
In this rotten institution,
And they waste the gentle people
'Cause the system has no soul,
They've got the world in their pocket,
But their pocket's got a hole.

CHO

Unemployment is their glory
If a million children starve
Why that's an old familiar story;
And there's rage and there's rebellion
And there's grief from pole to pole
They've got the world in their pocket,
But their pocket's got a hole.

CHO

Takes a war to keep them parking,
and they have to bleed the world
To keep their bloody system working
But the system's self destructing
While they play that gangster role,
They've got the world in their pocket,
But their pocket's got a hole.

CHO.


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Subject: ADD: World in Their Pocket (Malvina Reynolds)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 17 - 01:57 AM

I found this in The Malvina Reynolds Songbook (2nd enlarged edition, 1974, Schroder Music Company, page 102). It's different from Barbara's transcription in a few places - just punctuation and one word.

WORLD IN THEIR POCKET
(Malvina Reynolds)

CHORUS:
They've got the world in their pocket,
Pocket, pocket, pocket
They've got the world in their pocket
And they're up there in contro-o-ol
They've got the world in their pocket,
They can shake it, they can rock it
They can kick it for a goal
They've got the world in their pocket,
But their pocket's got a hole.

There's inflation, and pollution;
Everything's been bought on credit
In this rotten institution,
And they waste the gentle people
'Cause the system has no soul,
They've got the world in their pocket,
But their pocket's got a hole.
CHORUS

Unemployment is their glory,
If a million children starve
Why that's an old familiar story,
And there's rage and there's rebellion,
And there's grief from pole to pole.
They've got the world in their pocket,
But their pocket's got a hole.
CHORUS

Takes a war to keep them perking,
And they have to bleed the world
To keep their bloody system working
But the system's self-destructing
While they play that gangster role,
They've got the world in their pocket,
But their pocket's got a hole.
CHORUS


©1974 Schroder Music Company


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