C.W. McCall - Take My Duds to the Junkman Lyrics

C.W. McCall Roses for Mama cover art
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Take my duds to the junkman
Give 'im ev'rything I got
Take my brass belt buckle an' my turquoise ring
I gotta get out while I'm hot
You ain't a-con-tri-bu-tin' to the way I'm livin',
Yer support don't mean a lot
Nobody gives a damn about what I am,
They give me stuff about what I'm not

Put my cash in a root beer bottle
But you better hold back a dime
So you can call someone who cares about a-hearin'
You can tell 'em how I wasted your time
Pack my songs in a suitcase
Send 'em out to old Dave Dee
An' you can take them earplugs outta yer head
'Cause you won't hear a thing from me

[Tap dance here, if you feel inclined.]

Some times I'm right,
Some times I'm wrong,
But most a' time I'm in-between
There's always somebody wantin' somethin' for nothin'
Somethin' gettin' nothin' for me
Well, you wanted me for dependency
But my will just turned to won't
Though you never cared about me when I did,
You gonna miss me when I don't

So, take my duds to the junkman
Give 'im ev'rything I got
Take my brass belt buckle an' my turquoise ring
I gotta get out while I'm hot
You ain't a-con-tri-bu-tin' to the way I'm livin',
Yer support don't mean a lot
Nobody gives a damn about what I am,
They give me stuff about what I'm not

Nobody gives a damn about what I am,
They give me stuff about what I'm not



Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Roses for Mama
  • 2 The Only Light
  • 3 Livin' Within My Means
  • 4 Watch the Wildwood Flowers
  • 5 Take My Duds to the Junkman
  • 6 The Battle of New Orleans
  • 7 I Don't Know (& But I Don't Care)
  • 8 The Gallopin' Goose
  • 9 Night Hawk
  • 10 Old Glory


  • Credits
    album: Track 5 in album Roses for Mama
    release date: 1977
    popularity : 76 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock
    length: 2:08
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin