Easy Come, Easy Go

(Something a little musical)

Money, she be a river,
Easy come, easy go.
and she do flow forever,
down the old Ohio.

I come me into money,
Way back in '49.
I come me into money,
but now ain't got a dime.

Money, she be easy,
running a line of ho.
Down in the Tenderloin,
long time ago.

Money, she be a river,
Easy come, easy go.
and she do flow forever,
down the old Ohio.

I met me a mermaid,
a swimming star so high.
Mention her in Hollywood,
always brought a sigh.

Couldn't run with her crowd,
didn't see eye to eye.
Stabbed a man in Reno,
just to see him cry.

My, my.

Money, she be a river,
Easy come, easy go.
and she do flow forever,
down the old Ohio.

Got hooked on the bottle,
really dragged me down.
But horse got in the saddle,
and I went round and round.

Those hoes did come easy,
but they done wore me down.
Was nothing but a frazzle,
when I left the Frisco town.

Money, she be a river,
Easy come, easy go.
and she do flow forever,
down the old Ohio.

Hightailed it for my homeland,
to watch the spring grass grow.
Sin in Cincinnati,
where the river, she be slow.

So, if you hanker fo’ the money,
and far away, you go.
When the easy money’s gone,
there’s still a sunset’s glow.

And she do flow forever,
down the old Ohio.

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