Greenback Dollar Lyrics - Jim Croce

Jim Croce The Faces I’ve Been cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Howard Benson, Paul Crosby, Bobby Huff, David Novotny, Joseph Sappington, Wayne Swinny
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Classic Rock/Soft Rock/Folk Rock
length: 1:28
writer: Ken Ramsey, Hoyt Axton
Some people say I'm a no 'count
Others say I'm no good
But I'm just a nat'ral born travellin' man
Doin' what I think should, oh yeah
Doin' what I think should

When I was a little baby my mama said, hey son
Travel where you will and grow to be a man
But sing what must be sung, poor boy Sing what must be sung

And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar
I spend it fast as I can
For a wailing song and a good guitar
The only things that I understand, poor boy
The only things that I understand


Now that I'm a grown man
I've travelled here and there
I found that a jug of brandy and a song
Are the only ones who care, poor boy
The only ones who care


Lyrics licensed by
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 This Land Is Your Land
  • 2 Greenback Dollar
  • 3 Pig’s Song
  • 4 Gunga Din
  • 5 Sun Come Up
  • 6 Big Fat Woman
  • 7 Charlie Green Play That Slide Trombone
  • 8 Railroads and Riverboats
  • 9 Railroad Song
  • 10 The Way We Used to Be
  • 11 Maybe Tomorrow
  • 12 Stone Walls
  • 13 I Remember Mary
  • 14 Country Girl
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Which Way Are You Goin’
  • 2 King’s Song
  • 3 Mississippi Lady
  • 4 Chain Gang Medley
  • 5 Old Man River
  • 6 Carmella… South Philly
  • 7 Cars and Dates, Chrome and Clubs
  • 8 The Chinese
  • 9 Trucks and Ups
  • 10 The Army