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Money Honey

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Words & Music: Jesse Stone
You know, the landlord rang my front door bell.
I let it ring for a long, long spell.
I went to the window,
I peeped through the blind,
And asked him to tell me what's on his mind.
He said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey, if you want to get along with me.

Well, I screamed and I hollered,
I was so hard-pressed.
I called the woman that I loved the best.
I finally got my baby about half past three,
She said I'd like to know what you want with me.
I said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.

Well, I said tell me baby, what's wrong with you?
From this day on our romance is through
I said, tell me baby, face to face
How could another man take my place?
She said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get a long with me.

Well, I've learned my lesson and now I know
The sun may shine and the winds may blow.
The women may come and the women may go,
But before I say I love you so,
I want

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.
Recorded: 1956/01/10, first released on Elvis Presley

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2013report abuse
A perfect rock 'n' roll song, even better than the astonishing original by The Drifters.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 1, 2013report abuse
Those early RCA sessions seemed to spawn a potential hit with every song recorded at them.This was no different and was sung on the March 24 1956 Dorsey stage show to great effect, along with Heartbreak Hotel which had a similar tempo.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 1, 2013report abuse
This is such a brilliant, catchy, fun and electrifying song and it's such a travesty that it wasn't a huge hit for Elvis. This is one masterpiece of a record for sure. I rate this song and all of Elvis' renditions of it 5 Stars.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 29, 2012report abuse
4 stars for the studio version. But the live version at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas from the silver box or the album "Elvis rarities" is the best in my opinion.(It has also the best blues suede shoes version in my opinion) Pure rock.5 stars for that one.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 29, 2012report abuse
Elvis got screwed! This song should've been a huge hit. RCA/Sony didn't care about Elvis' legacy. Money was all they cared about and still do.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 7, 2011report abuse
The recording is a instant classic but Elvis' live versions outdid the record. That's why he's "The King".
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 6, 2011report abuse
Should have been a huge Radio hit ! Supposely it was released on a 45 rpm record (single). This song is without a doubt one of the best tracks from the 50s recordings, among many !
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 6, 2011report abuse
One of his best from the 50s
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2011report abuse
One of the songs that got me listening to Elvis in the first place in the mid 1950s. Exceptional, brilliant unbeatable.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2011report abuse
1956, Elvis really on song, a great recording, yet more and better to follow. Money Honey was a classic song, on a classic LP. Sounds good even today, over 50 years after being recorded.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2011report abuse
One of the best tracks from Elvis' first LP. A classic rock and roll / R&B track.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 2, 2010report abuse
5 stars. If one doesnt like this, they need to get their rythym checked. Could have been great on stage in 1969/70.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2009report abuse
It doesnt get too much better than this. The young rock & roller meets R&B and we have a perfect 50's performance. Also like the Drifters record a lot. Just a good song all around.

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