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If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi

Various Artists
If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi

As a subject, money has always generated great interest. If You Ain't Got the Do Re Mi celebrates the songs and singers whose words express the human side of money: hope or frustration, criticism or humor, desire or avowed disinterest. This compilation from the Smithsonian Folkways archive marks the opening of the Museum of American Finance on New York City’s Wall Street, and lets the voices of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and other folk music legends ring out their stories of rags and riches. 24-page booklet. 74 minutes.

LYRICS

Lyric transcriptions available here.

Track Listing

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Wall Street Rag Ann Charters 3:51
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102
Empty Pocket Blues Pete Seeger 1:29
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103
Do-Re-Mi Woody Guthrie 2:31
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104
Bill Morgan and His Gal The New Lost City Ramblers 2:55
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105
One Meat Ball Josh White 3:09
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106
Jim Fisk June Lazare 2:51
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107
Gallis Pole Lead Belly 2:44
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108
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Joe Glazer 3:59
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109
Yankee Dollar Lord Invader 2:28
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110
If I Had a Million Dollars Speckled Red 4:25
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111
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt 4:46
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112
If I Lose, I Don't Care The New Lost City Ramblers 2:57
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113
Banks of Marble Pete Seeger 3:13
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114
The Old Arm Chair Gale Huntington 3:36
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115
The Money Rolls In Derek Lamb 1:18
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116
Business Pete Seeger 2:04
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117
If You Lose Your Money Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 2:40
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118
Union Maid Almanac Singers 2:08
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119
Greenback Dollar Kilby Snow 1:45
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120
The Miller and His Sons Horton Barker 3:12
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121
Penny's Farm Pete Seeger 1:47
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122
Billy Grimes the Rover The New Lost City Ramblers 2:28
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123
Ida Mae Joe Glazer 2:20
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124
Last Gold Dollar Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1:15
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125
Black Dog Blues The Stoneman Family 2:10
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126
I Don't Want Your Millions Mister Almanac Singers 2:54
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127
Pretty Boy Floyd Woody Guthrie 3:03

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