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MONEY, MARBLES AND CHALK (Garner "Pop" Eckler) "Pop" Eckler - 1949 Patti Page - 1949 Country Washburne - 1949 Carter Sisters with Chet Atkins - 1949 Dan Reno & Red Smiley - 1959 Jimmy Dean - 1968 Pop's Boys - 2006 Also recorded by: Rex Allen; Stubby & The Buccaneers (vocal: Windy Breeze); Red Sovine; Wally Bryson & The Blaylock Brothers. There's an old sayin' that's been all around I heard it before I could walk How some's got health and some's got wealth Others money, marbles and chalk I got money, marbles and chalk, sweetheart But I still feel like I am poor 'Cause my money won't spend and my marbles won't roll And my chalk won't write anymore While you were near I was happy and gay Your presence made me feel so proud But you left me for another, for another one day Now I feel all alone in a crowd I got money, marbles and chalk, sweetheart But I still feel like I am poor 'Cause my money won't spend and my marbles won't roll And my chalk won't write anymore (Instrumental Break) Money, marbles and chalk is alright For a miser who loves only gold But give me a chance to save our romance For I love you with all of my soul I got money, marbles and chalk, sweetheart But I still feel like I am poor 'Cause my money won't spend and my marbles won't roll And my chalk won't write anymore And my chalk won't write anymore ******************** EXTRA VERSE: I walk in the rain and I feel no pain I'm lost and I'm lonely and blue I can't sleep at night and nothing seems right And I worry a lot about you SPOKEN INTRODUCTION USED IN "POP" ECKLER'S ORIGINAL RECORDING: You know, folks, money is a funny thing Just like marbles, it rolls both ways, to you and from you Strange, isn't it, how all your friends will pass you by when you haven't got a dime When you got money, hah, there isn't enough chalk in the world To write down the names of all the so-called fairweather friends Many of us have been up and down many times And our friends keep rolling back and forth Just like a handful of marbles on a teeter-totter And my chalk won't write anymore (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2013)

    


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