"200,000 (In Counterfeit 50 Dollar Bills)" as written by and Clarence ...
One day he's a Greek
One day he's Italian
He's 42 years old
He's George from Baltimore
He's a hustler
Making money on the street every day
What he does with his dough
Is a mystery
It's a shame Petey Reds thinks he's gamblin'
Everybody knows George is gettin' high
But he'll swear on his mother's grave
That he spends all his dough
On the horses at the Pimlico
Hit 'em for 700 last night
Now he's got his hand out
Somethin' ain't right
You can call it profit
You can call it lost
If he gets that train back to Baltimore

[Chorus: x2]
200,000 in counterfeit 50 dollar bills

George can turn a ten to a grand real quick
To spend on his medicine
He ain't gettin' sick
His doc's gotta Benz
A white girlfriend
Now the state's gotta Benz
The country's got a Benz 'cause
She could turn the lights out
Over at the White House
Still George has got to get his
Looking for a pocket for his 50 dollar bills
Looking for a thruway to his thrills
On the train ride back to Baltimore

[Chorus: x2]


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"200,000" as written by Clarence Greenwood

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    General CommentI'm not sure if this george is an addict or a drug dealer...but I do know that I LOVE THIS SONG.
    harasme1012on October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is obviously about a junkie.

    George can turn a ten to a grand real quick
    To spend on his medicine
    He hates gettin' sick
    His doc's gotta Benz
    A white girlfriend

    This is referring to his drug dealer, who keeps him from getting dopesick


    What he does with his dough
    Is a mystery
    It's a shame Petey Reds thinks he's gamblin'
    Everybody knows George is gettin' high
    But he'll swear on his mother's grave
    That he spends all his dough
    On the horses at the Pimlico
    Hit 'em for 700 last night
    Now he's got his hand out

    Says all you need to know...
    pritzpeachon July 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI saw Citizen Cope live this weekend and he explained the origin of this song before plying it. Cope used to buy and sell tickets in DC. He met this guy named George who was from Baltimore. He once asked George what the most amount of money he ever saw was. George replied, "$200,000 in counterfeit $50 bills". He said George was always making money but always seemed to be broke the next day. It was assumed that he was spending it on drugs.
    travis1015on April 03, 2016   Link

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