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8. (American) Money Blues
Roderick/Ashford (Clean Slate Music/Sweet Southern Music-BMI)

Money got a hold on me
And it won't let go
Money got a hold on me
And it won't let go
I don't know and I can't explain
How my spending comes out
To more than my pay
Earning my keep turn me
Grey someday
Money blues are here to stay

Credit ain't no doggone good
I misuse it so
Credit ain't no doggone good
I misuse it so
The man says to buy it on time
He says you wont spend a dime
Honey look at the hole we're in
Sell my soul just to start again

Money it ain't worth a dime
If you lose your friend
Money it ain't worth a dime
If you lose your friend
Honey I lost mine
Whinin all the time
Takin' a line just to make amends
'Cause It ain' worth a dime
If you lose your friends

People it can bring you down
And you dread it so
People it can bring you down
And you dread it so
The man's gonna take away
What I owe
I never have enough wish I could
Make it grow
I'd plant money trees in a row
Sit and watch my money grow

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from When Im Gone, released February 12, 2014
Judy Roderick (voc, gtr), Don DeBacker (gtr), Dexter Payne (reeds), Tim Martin (bass), Chaz Leary (washboard)
Recorded by Malcomb Addey at JAC, NYC, Aug 1983

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Judy Roderick Boulder, Colorado

Judy Roderick was a white girl singing blues on the folk scene in the 60s. A simple but decisive rhythm guitarist who later preferred not to play, Judy made her place singing songs like Baltimore Oriole &Black and Blue. This album consists primarily of her later original work. CDs available at Dexofon Records. ... more

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