Five Pound Box of Money — Pearl Bailey

Five Pound Box Of Money — Pearl Bailey

Hey, Santa Claus
You want to make me happy this year?
Listen to me, honey
Give Pearl something
That would be of some use to me
Like a five pound box of money
Now there’s a little gift
That’s loaded with
Lots of sentiment
See, when I get blue, Santa
I’m gonna think of you
But at the same time
Have a little change to pay my rent

Now, money isn’t everything
There’s no two ways about it
But while we’re here, Santa dear
It’s much better with than without it
So really, I could be real good
And not do nothin’ funny
If you do like I ask you
Stop by right on Christmas night
And try me, try me, try me on that money
Just try me, honey

Santa, can you hear me?
Have you listened to everything
I’ve been asking you about?
Listen honey, Santa dear,
The New Year would be so bright and sunny
Just bring me that simple thing
That I’ve been speaking to you about
And bring me a five pound box of money
That’s all, that’s all

It would be so heavenly
And help me meet both ends, yes indeed
But old Pearl been needin’ bad
A five pound box of tens
Really, how much could that weigh?
I don’t want the whole money tree
What good is that big thing to me?
You keep the branches, the trunk, and the roots
‘Cause all I want is just a little bit of the fruit

So if you wanna be sure I’ll be your
Little old honey, honey bunny
You can start me off on Christmas night
With a five pound – no, I better increase that
Ten pounds  – no,
I better beg big while I’m beggin’
‘Cause you know, I might not catch you next year
‘Cause sometimes people go out
And you don’t see them no more
So bring the money
Santa! Do you hear me?
Bring me some money!

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Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.