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The Money Rolls In (Joan Morrissey) video
#355: YouTube video by xxeebbk
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

My family were poor as the church mice,
By Newfoundland standards and then,
I met up with certain connections,
And oh how the money rolled in.

And it rolls in, rolls in,
My God, how the money rolls in.

We had an old barn in the country,
With a horse stall and a double pigpen;
Then we rented it to the Liquor Commission,
And oh how the money rolls in.

And it rolls in, rolls in,
My God, how the money rolls in.

The Orange Lodge it was close to bankruptcy,
Selling meat cheese for five cents and ten;
So we tried what the Catholics call bingo,
And God, how that money rolls in.

And it rolls in, rolls in,
My God, how the money rolls in.

Steve Neary grows mushrooms in horse dung,
And gets three cents a pound for them then,
If he got two cents a pound for his horse dung,
He'd never be hungry again.

And it rolls in, rolls in,
And oh how the money rolls in.

Now my uncle lived up on Roskellen,
Where he couldn't afford a new pin,
So he moved to St. John's on the welfare,
And oh how that money rolls in.

And it rolls in, rolls in,
And oh how the money rolls in.

Lar Crocker does good on New Gower,
With the Portuguese fleet coming in;
When they put that arterial road through,
My God, won't that money roll in?

And it rolls in, rolls in,
And oh how the money rolls in.

Old Bessie Muldoon up in Topsail,
She had one dirty broody old hen;
Then she joined the egg-marketing set-up,
And oh how the money rolls in.

And it rolls in, rolls in,
And oh how the money rolls in.

Pierre will increase the baby bonus,
And although we are livin' in sin,
If I can grab me old man in the morning,
Ho! Then won't that money roll in?

And it rolls in, rolls in,
Oh, God, how that money rolls in.

Now they say it's hard living in Newfie,
But to tell such damn lie is a sin;
Well, you just got to know the right people,
And then won't that money roll in?

And it rolls in, rolls in,
And God, how that money rolls in, rolls in;
Rolls in, rolls in,
And oh how the money rolls in,
And oh how the money rolls in.

####.... Joan Morrissey ....####
Recorded by Joan Morrissey (Home Brew, trk#9, 1973, Marathon Music Inc., Toronto, Ontario).

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