"Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" as written by Mark Knopfler and Gordon Matthew Sumner....
Beverly Hillbillies.

Now, looka here, people, listen to my story,
A little story 'bout a man named Jed.
You know somethin', that poor mountaineer,
They say he barely kept his family fed.
Now lemme tell ya, one day he was shootin'.
Ol' Jed was shootin' at some food.
When all of a sudden, right up from the ground there,
Well, there came a bubblin' crude.

Oil, that is. Well, maybe you call it
Black gold or Texas tea.
He gonna move next to Mr. Drysdale,
And be a Beverly Hillbilly.

Before you know it, all the kinfolk are a-sayin',
Yeah, Buddy, move away from there.
That little Clampett got his own cee-ment pond.
That little Clampett, he's a millionaire.

Now everyone said Californy
Is the place that you oughta be.
We got to load up this here truck now.
We got to move to Beverly.
Hills, that is.
Swimmin' pools,
Move-a-move-a-movie stars.
Huh, looka that looka that.
(Beverly, Beverly, Beverly hillbilly)
Y'all come back now, hear?
(Beverly, Beverly, Beverly hillbilly)
(Beverly, Beverly, Beverly hillbilly)

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentBeverly Hillbillies Parody
    Demau Senaeon March 30, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Beverly Hillbillies Parody??"
    Okay... but it's actually a parody of Dire Strait's Money For Nothing, and Weird Al's video was an amazingly good spoof of the original. CGI was pretty tough stuff at the time, and they did a great job of remaking the all-computerized characters.
    Kafzielon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"That little Clampett, he's a millionaire"

    That's freakiin hilarious
    Muzzyon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is awesome how Mark Knopfler wouldn't let Al do a spoof of the song without letting him play the guitar.
    Alvienon February 20, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top