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"I Ain't Got Much Song"

Updated on July 27, 2017
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Writing Poetry has filled a large portion of my life beginning with childhood. Writing is a creative venue and lifelong enjoyment for me.


sing those blues away~

Ain’t got much, that’s about all I got to say,

Ain’t got much that I can’t give up along the way;

I ain’t even got much to say; not much to pay, ain’t crying today,

But I got a song, to write and sing those blue’s away.

If you ain’t got much you get along just fine,

Cause if you ain’t got it you probably ain’t needing it,

And if you can’t see it, you ain’t reading it, and you ain’t eating it;

And if you ain’t got no piano, you ain’t gonna play it,

Listen here, but you sure can sing it, if you can make up the tune.

The work ain’t hard at this hotel, at this old barn,

It ain’t looking like no Hilton, but it’s comfy;

It’s a little bit sad when I ain’t paid the bill, but

got to keep it, long as I can, cause I ain’t got nowhere

to go, so I think I’ll take this song to some rich dee-jay…

Give me a year and I’ll be fine, right now I can’t get

these worry’s out of my mind; ain’t there some law say’s

you don’t gotta leave, don’t gotta give up, cause I ain’t

quitting; oh, it’s on that old rock from my graduation speech.

The creeks not rising too very fast, so I got a little while,

Gotta make it last. Ain’t got no gold since I found those stakes,

But I gotta believe it’s out there for me to take; Some-uns gotta

convince me I still got what it takes, ev-un if there ain’t no gold.

Faith, she made it happen, that’s how it was in those old days,

Ain’t nothing stopped me yet til now, but it ain't no music

if it ain’t in my head; ain’t no way to get it back, if she don’t hum and

make my bed, I ain’t gonna be a loner, no way.. I’ll just lay back

And sing those lonesome blue’s away.

Ain’t ya singing with me, cause it’s so fun, all you boys out

on the run, ain’t no money left laying around, ain’t no girls got

what it takes, ain’t no glass slippers on her feet, she’s surely

straightening her curls with a hot flat iron.

I see you’re lost in the rain, ain’t ya soaking wet,

Kmart bag dripping slowly over your head;

Come inside, you’ll be toasty warm,

cause I fixed the leaks in the roof of this old barn..

I still have to say I ain’t got much, but I got you and you got me,

If you ain’t sobbing and bawling then that’s good I ain’t either;

A little is a lot, if some good is in it, we’re all in this together;

All you gotta do is just realize, it ain’t too hard if you ain’t got much.


June 10, 2012


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      Oscar Jones 5 years ago from South Alabama

      hey Deborah... well I've written a couple tunes.. maybe this one is too many words to sing all at once.. lol! but it could be a big hit if we got offered a contract.. thanks!!!

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Do you write music? Because this would make great lyrics! I can hear the blues riffs now.

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      Oscar Jones 5 years ago from South Alabama

      --glad you liked it!

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Your words here are so true. You don't need much to be happy. Love and family is the best we can have. I hit many buttons on this great song.