Charles Edmund Carter

Charles Edmund Carter

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Blues - General | Dallas, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,265   
Member Since: 2015
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Lyrics

Not A Penny For Me:

If there's one thing you must
You must never trust
The upper-crust of society
They got where they are
Wishing on the wrong star
The star that belongs to you and me

There's oil in Texas
Gold in California
Silver in Nevada
From sea to shining sea
Mountains of money
But just enough for the rich man
the rich man and his family
But not a penny for me

I am the poor man
He is the rich man
That's the way he likes it
That's the way that it will be
He eats in a restaurant
I sleep in rail car
While I'm goin' hungry
He is sipping tea

There's oil in Texas
Gold in California
Silver in Nevada
From sea to shining sea
Mountains of money
But just enough for the rich man
The rich man and his family
But not a penny for me

The rich man is very selfish
He knows the population
Is a nation full of hobos
Who eat from garbage cans
He also takes advantage
Of the power of religion
He thinks he'll go to heaven
But God has other plans

There's oil in Texas
Gold in California
Silver in Nevada
From sea to shining sea
Mountains of money
But just enough for the rich man
The rich man and his family
But not a penny for me

I sweat in the summer
I freeze in the winter
Haven't had a square meal
Since I was 2 or 3
It seems all of the dollars
End up in one pocket
A sad situation
That always will be

There's oil in Texas
Gold in California
Silver in Nevada
From sea to shining sea
Mountains of money
But just enough for the rich man
The rich man and his family
But not a penny for me

Mountains of money
But just enough for the rich man
The rich man and his family
But not a penny for me

Song Length
3:30
Genre
Folk - General


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