Who Sang Greenbacks? Ray Charles

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Renald J Richard
release date: 1957
length: 2:52
producer: Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler
arranger: Ray Charles
vocal: Ray Charles
piano: Ray Charles
trumpet: Joe Bridgewater and Charles "Clanky" Whitley
bass: Jimmy Bell
guitar: Wesley Jackson
tenor saxophone: Don Wilkerson
solo baritone saxophone: David “Fathead” Newman
drums (drum set): Glenn Brooks
As I was walking down the street last night
A pretty little girl came into sight
I bowed and smiled and asked her name
She said, "Hold it bud, I don't play that game"
I reached in my pocket, and to her big surprise
There was Lincoln staring her dead in the eyes.
On a greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll
She looked at me with that familiar desire
Her eyes lit up like they were on fire
She said, "My name's Flo, and you're on the right track
But look here, daddy, I wear furs on my back
So if you want to have fun in this man's land
Let Lincoln and Jackson start shaking hands"
On a greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll
I didn't know what I was getting into
But I popped Lincoln and Jackson, too
I didn't mind seeing them fade out of sight
I just knew I'd have some fun last night
Whenever you in town and looking for a thrill
If Lincoln can't get it, Jackson sure will
On a greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll
We went to a nightspot where the lights were low
Dined and danced, and I was ready to go
I got out of my seat, and when Flo arose
She said, "Hold on daddy, while I powder my nose"
I sat back down with a smiling face
While she went down to the powder place
With my greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll
The music stopped and the lights came on
I looked around and saw I was all alone
I didn't know how long Flo had been gone
But a nose powder sure didn't take that long
I left the place with tears in my eyes
As I waved Lincoln and Jackson a last goodbye
On a greenback, greenback dollar bill
Just a little piece of paper, coated with chlorophyll



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ain't That Love
  • 2 Drown in My Own Tears
  • 3 Come Back Baby
  • 4 Sinner's Prayer
  • 5 Funny (But I Still Love You)
  • 6 Losing Hand
  • 7 A Fool for You
  • 8 Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • 9 Mess Around
  • 10 This Little Girl of Mine
  • 11 Mary Ann
  • 12 Greenbacks
  • 13 Don't You Know
  • 14 I Got a Woman

  • Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin