Some people say I'm a no-'count
Others say I'm no good
But I'm just a natural-born travelin' man
Doin' what I think I should, oh yeah
Doin' what I think I should

And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar
Spend it fast as I can
For a wailin' song and a good guitar
The only things that I understand, poor boy
The only things that I understand

When I was a little baby
My mama said, ey son,
Travel where you will and grow to be a man
And sing what must be sung, poor boy
Sing what must be sung

And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar
Spend it fast as I can
For a wailin' song and a good guitar
The only things that I understand, poor boy
The only things that I understand

Now that I'm a grown man
I've traveled here and there
I've learned that a bottle of brandy and a song
The only ones who ever care, poor boy
The only ones who ever care

And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar
Spend it fast as I can
For a wailin' song and a good guitar
The only things that I understand, poor boy
The only things that I understand

Some people say I'm a no-'count
Others say I'm no good
But I'm just a natural-born travelin' man
Doin' what I think I should, oh yeah
Doin' what I think I should

And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar
Spend it fast as I can
For a wailin' song and a good guitar
The only things that I understand, poor boy
The only things that I understand

The only things that I understand, poor boy
The only things that I understand


Lyrics submitted by hastalavictoria

Greenback Dollar Lyrics as written by Ken Ramsey Hoyt Wayne Axton

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    You missed a line. After And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar, they say "spend it fast I can"

    Saraaaon November 30, 2006   Link
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    Thanks. Edited.

    hastalavictoriaon December 05, 2006   Link
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    don't you just love it.

    Meaning is quite obvious. Supertramp!

    BrILjanTjeon September 22, 2012   Link

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