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Greenbacks Lyrics

from Ray Charles: Ultimate Hits Collection

"Greenbacks" is track #11 on the album Ray Charles: Ultimate Hits Collection. It was written by Richard, Renald.
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As I was walkin' down the street last night
A pretty little girl, came into sight
I bowed and smiled and asked her name

She said, "Hold it bud, I don't play that game"
I reached in my pocket and to her big surprise
There was Lincoln starin' her dead in the eyes

On a greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll

She looked at me with that familiar desire
Her eyes lit up like they were on fire
She said, "My name's Flo and you're on the right track"

"But look here, dad, I wear furs on my back
So if you wanna have fun in this mans land
Let Lincoln and Jackson start shakin' hands"

On a greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll

I didn't know what I was gettin' into
But I popped Lincoln and Jackson too
I didn't mind seein' them fade out of sight

I just knew I'd have some fun last night
Whenever you're in town and lookin' for a thrill
If Lincoln can't get it, Jackson sure will

On a greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll

We went to a nightspot where the lights were low
Dined and danced and I was ready to go
I got out of my seat and when Flo arose

She said, "Hold on daddy, while I powder my nose"
I sat back down with a smilin' face
While she went down to the powder place

With my greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll

The music stopped and the lights came on
I looked around and saw I was all alone
I didn't know, how long Flo had been gone

But a nose powder sure didn't take that long
I left the place with tears in my eyes
As I waved Lincoln and Jackson, a last goodbye

On a greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll

Songwriters
RICHARD, RENALD

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