If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi

If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi

Various Artists SFW40195

As a subject, money has always generated great interest. If You Ain't Got the Do Re Mi celebrates the songs and singers whose words express the human side of money: hope or frustration, criticism or humor, desire or avowed disinterest. This compilation from the Smithsonian Folkways archive marks the opening of the Museum of American Finance on New York City’s Wall Street, and lets the voices of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and other folk music legends ring out their stories of rags and riches. 24-page booklet. 74 minutes.


Lyric transcriptions available here.

Year Released 2007
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2007 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; World
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Autoharp; Banjo; Bass; Clarinet; Drum; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Mandolin; Piano; Saxophone; Trumpet; Vocals
Language(s) English

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101 Wall Street Rag Ann Charters 3:51
102 Empty Pocket Blues Pete Seeger 1:29
103 Do-Re-Mi Woody Guthrie 2:31
104 Bill Morgan and His Gal The New Lost City Ramblers 2:55
105 One Meat Ball Josh White 3:09
106 Jim Fisk June Lazare 2:51
107 Gallis Pole Lead Belly 2:44
108 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Joe Glazer 3:59
109 Yankee Dollar Lord Invader 2:28
110 If I Had a Million Dollars Speckled Red 4:25
111 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt 4:46
112 If I Lose, I Don't Care The New Lost City Ramblers 2:57
113 Banks of Marble Pete Seeger 3:13
114 The Old Arm Chair Gale Huntington 3:36
115 The Money Rolls In Derek Lamb 1:18
116 Business Pete Seeger 2:04
117 If You Lose Your Money Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 2:40
118 Union Maid Almanac Singers 2:08
119 Greenback Dollar Kilby Snow 1:45
120 The Miller and His Sons Horton Barker 3:12
121 Penny's Farm Pete Seeger 1:47
122 Billy Grimes the Rover The New Lost City Ramblers 2:28
123 Ida Mae Joe Glazer 2:20
124 Last Gold Dollar Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1:15
125 Black Dog Blues The Stoneman Family 2:10
126 I Don't Want Your Millions Mister Almanac Singers 2:54
127 Pretty Boy Floyd Woody Guthrie 3:03
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