Who Sang Oil Money? Bill Morrissey

Release information
Release Date: 1994-1-28
Genre: Blues Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk/Country Blues/East Coast Blues/Texas Blues
length: 2:36

I’m sitting in a bar on Morgan City
In the state of Louisian’
Just been made a captain of a cargo boat
I worked my way up from deckhand

They take me for a native here
I’ve heard my speech turn soft and slow
But it’s just been five years since I came down from New Hampshire
To earn my living on the Gulf of Mexico

Oil money can lure a man away from home
And I was one of many, boys, to set off on my own
Oil money, a million jobs in the oil trade
A million dollars waiting to be made

I’ve got friends here who just came down from the pipeline
I know college boys who work as roustabouts
Well the hours are long but they say you can’t beat the pay
And that’s what it’s all about

So tonight you’ll find me drinking
I’ll celebrate my promotion then go home
I’ve got a pocket full of change I don’t know what to do with
I’ve got one eye on the bottle and one eye on the payphone

Hello operator, information for New Hampshire
No town special, anyone will do
There’s nobody back there left for me to talk with
I just want to hear the operator talk the way I used to

CD 1
  • 1 Barstow
  • 2 Small Town on the River
  • 3 Darlin' Lisa
  • 4 Oil Money
  • 5 Morrissey Falls in Love at First Sight
  • 6 Texas Blues
  • 7 My Baby and Me
  • 8 The Packard Company
  • 9 A Problem with Logic
  • 10 Run You through the Mill
  • 11 Grizzly Bear
  • 12 Rosie
  • 13 Live Free or Die
  • 14 Little Bit of Whiskey
  • 15 Amnesia