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Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in

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GUEST,Kasper 13 Oct 07 - 07:04 AM
oldhippie 13 Oct 07 - 07:09 AM
Cattail 13 Oct 07 - 07:20 PM
Q 13 Oct 07 - 07:35 PM
EBarnacle 13 Oct 07 - 11:03 PM
Q 13 Oct 07 - 11:34 PM
John MacKenzie 14 Oct 07 - 04:35 AM
gnomad 14 Oct 07 - 07:59 AM
Flash Company 14 Oct 07 - 11:30 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Oct 07 - 10:30 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Oct 07 - 10:45 PM
Charley Noble 19 Jan 08 - 10:59 PM
The Walrus 20 Jan 08 - 03:36 AM
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pavane 21 Jan 08 - 03:38 AM
Jim Dixon 22 Jan 08 - 08:10 AM
masato sakurai 22 Jan 08 - 09:17 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: GUEST,Kasper
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:04 AM

Not the version that's in the DT! Bits I can remember:

My father prints counterfeit money,
My mother makes synthetic gin,
My sister makes love for a penny
And Lord how the pennies roll in!
Cho. Oh Lord, oh Lord, etc.

My uncle's a Harley St. surgeon
With instruments long sharp and thin.
He only does one operation,
But Lord how the guineas roll in.

My brother's a slum missionary,
A-saving young ladies from sin.
He'll save you a nice blonde for a shilling [5p!]
And Lord how the shillings roll in.

My cousin's an agent for Franco
[...]
If Franc needs a gun or a tank-o
He just gives my brother a ring.
[Pesetas in this chorus]

And lots more verses -- anybody got 'em? any other info would be welcome too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: oldhippie
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:09 AM

My father makes books on the corner
My mother makes second-hand gin
My sister makes love for a dollar
My god, how the money rolls in.
(Chorus)
Rolls in, rolls in
My god how the money rolls in, rolls in
Rolls in, rolls in,
My god, how the money rolls in.

My brother's a poor missionary
He saves fallen women from sin
He'll save you a broad for five dollars
My god, how the money rolls in.

(Chorus)

Now my grandma sells cheap prophylactics
She punctures the head with a pin
While grandpa gets rich from abortions
My god, how the money rolls in.

(Chorus)

Now my uncle is whittling out candles
From wax that is specially soft
He says that they'll come in real handy
If ever his business falls off.

(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: Cattail
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:20 PM

Hi Kasper.

There is a version of this here.

http://www.armadillo.net/llewtrah/how-money-rolls-in.html

Hope this helps

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: Q
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:35 PM

This song, found wherever English-speaking peoples live, seemingly was first published by Sandburg, 1927, "American Songbag."
There are a number of versions.
According to Randolph-Legman, it appeared in print in "A Collection of Sea Songs and Ditties," by "Dave E. Jones," 1928. It is generally classed as a variant on "My father Was Hung" (for a horse-thief).

Undoubtedly versions in Mudcat threads, if one searches.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: EBarnacle
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 11:03 PM

You can also find several verses referred to in Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: Q
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 11:34 PM

See thread 15846 and other threads linked there-
Money Rolls


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 04:35 AM

My aunt runs a girls seminary
A'teaching young girls to begin
She doesn't tell them where to finish
My god how the money rolls in.

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: gnomad
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 07:59 AM

Other variants/additions:

My father makes book on the corner,
My mother makes illicit gin,
My sister sells kisses to sailors,
My God, how the moneys rolls in.

My aunty's a bawdy-house keeper,
Each night as the evening grows dim,
She hangs out a little red lantern,
My God, how the money rolls in.

My uncle's a registered plumber,
His business is in holes and tin,
He'll plug up your hole for a tanner,
My God, how the money rolls in.

My cousin's a barmaid in Grimsby,
For a shilling she'll strip to the skin,
She's stripping from morning 'til midnight,
My God, how the money rolls in.

final verse:

I've lost all my cash on the horses,
I'm sick from the illicit gin,
I'm falling in love with my brother,
My God, what a state I am in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: Flash Company
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 11:30 AM

My sister's a famed tattoo'd lady,
With pictures all over her skin,
For ten bob she'll show you her etchings,
My word how the money rolls in.....

I'm away for two weeks and this is what happens!

FC


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY GOD HOW THE MONEY ROLLS IN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 10:30 PM

An excerpt from the book, The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs, by Ed Cray, can be seen at Google Book Search:

1. My father makes illegal whiskey.
My mother makes illegal gin.
My sister sells sin in the corner.
My God, how the money rolls in!

CHORUS: Rolls in, rolls in,
My God, how the money rolls in, rolls in!
Rolls in, rolls in,
My God, how the money rolls in!

2. We've started an old-fashioned gin shop,
A regular palace of sin.
The principal girl is my grandmother.
My God, how the money rolls in!

3. My brother's a curate in Sydney.
Hes saving poor girlies from sin.
He'll save you a blonde for a dollar.
My God, how the money rolls in!

4. Grandmother makes cheap prophylactics.
She punctures the end with a pin.
Grandfather performs the abortions.
My God, how the money rolls in!

5. My bonnie has tuberculosis.
My bonnie has only one lung.
My bonnie spits blood in her pocket
And uses it for chewing gum.

6. My uncle whittles out candles
With wax especially soft.
He says it will come in handy,
If ever his business drops off.

7. My sister was once a virgin.
She didn't know how to begin.
I showed her the tricks of the trade.
My God, how the money rolls in!


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY FATHER WAS HUNG (from Vance Randolph)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 10:45 PM

Roll Me in Your Arms: "Unprintable" Ozark Folksongs and Folklore by Vance Randolph, 1992, contains this related song:

MY FATHER WAS HUNG

My father was hung for a horse-thief.
My mother was burnt for a witch.
I've got five sisters more in the whorehouse,
And myself, I'm a son of a bitch.

CHORUS: Oh, all gone, all gone!
The devil it matters to you, and you!
All gone, all gone,
And they left me some fucking to do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 10:59 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: The Walrus
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 03:36 AM

The tune is the same as that for "Shine your buttons with Brasso" yes?

W


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 07:10 PM

The tune is "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean", which has been pressed into service for no end of parodies etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: pavane
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 03:38 AM

Jim Dixon's link to the Erotic Muse shows a page which refers to the original song being about John Hewson.

This (1650's?) print appears to be the song he refers to:

Hewson's lamentation


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLICHTIT NANCY / SLIGHTED NANCY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 08:10 AM

The second verse of this song has a strong resemblance to MY GOD HOW THE MONEY ROLLS IN.

From The Scottish Songs By Robert Chambers, 1829, page 148ff, where it is said to come from The Tea-Table Miscellany, Ramsay, 1724.

SLICHTIT NANCY.

TUNE—Nobody coming to marry me.

IT'S I hae seven braw new gouns,
And ither seven better to mak';
And yet, for a' my new gouns,
My wooer has turn'd his back.
Besides, I have seven milk-kye,
And Sandy he has but three;
And yet, for a' my gude kye,
The laddie winna hae me.

My daddie's a delver o' dykes,
My mother can card and spin,
And I'm a fine fodgel lass,
And the siller comes linkin' in;
The siller comes linkin' in,
And it is fou fair to see,
And fifty times wow! O wow!
What ails the lads at me?

Whenever our Bawty does bark,
Then fast to the door I rin,
To see gin ony young spark
Will licht and venture but in;
But never a ane will come in,
Though mony a ane gaes by;
Syne ben the house I rin,
And a weary wicht am I.

When I was at my first prayers,
I pray'd but anes i' the year,
I wish'd for a handsome young lad,
And a lad wi' muckle gear.
When I was at my neist prayers,
I pray'd but now and than,
I fash'd na my head about gear,
If I got a handsome young man.

Now I am at my last prayers,
I pray on baith nicht and day,
And, oh, if a beggar wad come,
With that same beggar I'd gae.
And, oh, and what'll come o' me!
And, oh, and what'll I do!
That sic a braw lassie as I
Should die for a wooer, I trow!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 09:17 AM

From Allan Ramsay, The Tea-table Miscellany (1788 ed., pp. 21-22):

SLIGHTED NANSY

Tune, The Kirk wad let me be.

'Tis I have seven braw new gowns,
And ither seven better to mak,
And yet, for a' my new gowns,
My wooer has turn'd his back.
Besides I have seven milk-kye,
And Sandy he has but three;
And yet, for a' my good kye,
The laddie winna ha'e me.

My dadie's a delver o' dykes,
My mither can card and spin,
And I am a fine fodgel lass,
And the siller comes linkan in;
The siller comes linkan in,
And it is fou fair to see,
And fifty times wow! O wow!
What ails the lads at me?

When ever our Baty does bark,
Then fast to the door I rin,
To see gin ony young spark
Will light and venture but in;
But never a ane will come in,
Though mony a ane gaes by,
Syne far ben the house I rin;
And a weary wight am I.

When I was at my first pray'rs,
I pray'd but anes i' the year,
I wish'd for a handsome young lad,
And a lad with muckle gear.
When I was at my neist pray'rs,
I pray'd but now and than,
I fash'd na my head about gear,
If I get a handsome young man.

Now when I'm at my last pray'rs,
I pray on baith night and day,
And O! if a beggar wad come,
With that same beggar I'd gae.
And O! and what'll come o' me!
And O! and what'll I do?
That sic a braw lassie as I
Should die for a wooer I trow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 09:48 AM

Evidently this ditty went to sea as this verse was collected by Frederick Pease Harlow on the ship Akbar in the 1870's:

My father's a hedger and ditcher;
My mother does nothing but spin,
While I hunt whales for aliving --
Good Lord how the money comes in!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 05:48 PM

Are we all sure Tom Lehrer had nothing whatever to do with this? It sure could have been one of his twisted ditties.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord how the money rolls in
From: GUEST,archie robertson
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 06:06 PM

my fathers a blackmarket gardener,
my mother makes illicit gin,
my sister sells sin on the corner,
o lord how the money rolls in


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