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A Five Pound Box of Money - Lyrics

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 it 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?

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