old woman

i am an old woman on a stage tonight
going to tell you something about my life
goes something like this

i don’t want no green back dollar
i don’t want no silver chain
i just want your loving darling
can we share some of that good stuff again? *

i’ll sing to you in a husky voice
i’ll listen to you for i have the choice to hear
what you all got to say
what do you say ?

i don’t want no green back dollar
i don’t want no silver chain
i just want your loving darling
can we share some of that good stuff again? *

whose the preacher whose the banker?
whose the judge and the fool?
to think that they can rule
over anyone anyone who say

i don’t want no green back dollar
i don’t want no silver chain
i just want your loving darling
can we share some of that good stuff again? *

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chorus from a trad appalachian folk song
that Long John Baldry sang at VECC
Vancouver East Cultural Centre

© sylvi & see through publishing 1992 (socan)

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