[Becky-Sue:]
You know, I love country music
And I practice daily on my out of tune cocamamie ukulele
But my daily ukulele playing ain't going to get me far

I need a guitar, an amp, and some quadraphonics
And several hundred dollars worth of electronics
If I'm ever going to get to be a country western star!

Got to get me some dollars and sense
Dollars and sense
Them green-back bills with the pictures of the Presidents

[Banker:]
Now, I hear you squawking, Miss Becky-Sue
Why don't you drop by the bank and I'll explain to you
How you can make more dollars if you use a little common sense
Chill out, young lady, no need to fret
Although you can't afford to buy that new equipment yet
You got a couple hundred bucks saved up in your birthday stash
Why not deposit them dollars in the bank instead?
Then at the end of the year you'll come out way ahead
Because the bank will pay you money in exchange for the use of your cash!
And that's called interest; you're making money that way
And you can buy that gear about a year from today

[Becky-Sue:]
Saving sounds mighty nifty, Mister Banker Dude
You know I'd like to be thrifty, but I ain't in the mood I'm inspired and I'm writing me a brand new country song
I got a lot of country western in my blood
Like Reba and Loretta and Wynonna Judd
Got to get me that equipment
And I ain't about to wait too long!

[Becky Sue & Banker:]
Got to get me some dollars and sense
Dollars and sense
Them green-back bills with the pictures of the Presidents

[Becky-Sue:]
So please, Mister Banker, won't you tell me how
I can get my mitts on some money right now?
Because waiting for my dollars really doesn't seem to make much sense

[Banker:]
Why sure, Becky-Sue, I can give you a hand
I can lend you the money, but you must understand
When you borrow from the bank
Then you got to pay it back on time
And when you're done paying back every dollar that's due
You will find you paid them back a little extra too
For every dollar you borrow
You got to pay the bank a dollar and a dime!
Again that's interest, and it's just a fee
You pay to use the money that you borrow from me

[Becky Sue & Banker:]
We're talking about dollars and sense, dollars and sense
Them green-back bills with the pictures of the Presidents

Since life is one experience that spares us no expense
Got to use them dollars with a little bit of common sense
We got to use them dollars with a little bit of common sense
Are you sure Dolly Parton started this way?


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