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  1. There Ain't No Dough (In Do Re Mi)
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There Ain’t No Dough (In Do Re Mi)


Well McCartney has his millions and Bobby Dylan too
But not so all us minions the likes of me and you
Oh there’s lots of bread to make but when they’ve done the sums
And sliced it up for their take you’ll be lucky to get crumbs

Oh there ain’t no dough in do e mi that squillion dollar industry
There ain’t a packet in the racket at least not for you and me
Oh there ain’t no dough oh no, no, no
That there ain’t no dough in do re mi

Well play that music if you must but you’ll be doin’ it for free
If you want to make a crust it’s a baker you should be
Well it may not be art but there is an art that’s to it
And if we try with all our heart it’s for love of it we do it

Folk slingers, opera singers, country girls in frocks
Drive by shoutin’ foul mouthin’ spotty boys that rock
Purveyors of schmaltz ‘n’ waltz ‘n’ hillbillys who all holler
Trad balladeers jazz pioneers won’t get that music dollar

Because you know …
There ain’t no dough in do re mi that squillion dollar industry
There ain’t a packet in the racket at least not for you and me
Oh there ain’t no dough oh no, no, no
That there ain’t no dough in do re mi

Although music is the food of love as the man said long ago
It’s no good for eatin’ and won’t buy much at the store
Oh the notes may be flourishin’ and sweet of sound and tone
But depend on them for nourishment and you’ll end up skin and bone

Because rhere ain’t no dough in do re mi that squillion dollar industry
There ain’t a packet in the racket at least not for you and me
Oh there ain’t no dough oh no, no, no
That there ain’t no dough in do re mi

For heavy metal head bangers, atonal dustbin clangers
Corny moon in Juners, brokedown ancient crooners
Half-assed entertainers, for anarchistic yelpers
Bawlin’ in defiance and for every other belter
On a musical appliance

There ain’t no dough oh no, no, no
There ain’t no dough in do re mi
There ain’t no dough
Oh no, no, no
There ain’t no dough in do re mi

© Des Wade 2010
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