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Duration: 3:34 
Release Date: 1970  (Captain Wayne) 
Lyrics By: Guy Drake (Captain Wayne) 
Music By: Guy Drake (Captain Wayne) 
Produced By: Gary Sizemore (Captain Wayne) 
Released By: Royal American (Captain Wayne) 
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  • This was his only recording to ever chart, reaching the top 10 in early 1970 (Captain Wayne)
  • Song Lyrics:
    I've never worked much, In fact
    I've been poor all my life
    I guess all I really own
    Is ten kids and a wife
    This house I live in is mine
    But it's really a shack
    But I've always managed to somehow
    drive me a brand new Cadillac.

    The back door steps ...
    They done fell plumb down
    The front screen door is off and
    Laying somewhere out there on the ground
    The wind just now whooped
    Up another piece of that tar
    Roofing off the back; I sure hope it don't
    skin up that new Cadillac.

    The front porch post fell
    loose at the [Dm] bottom
    It don't make no sense to fix 'em
    'Cause that floor's just too darn rotten
    In Winter time we sometimes have some snow
    That blows in through the cracks
    If it gets too bad we all just pile up
    And sleep out there in that new Cadillac.

    I know the place ain't much
    But I sure don't pay no rent
    I get a check the first of every month
    From this here Federal Goverment
    Every Wednesday I get commodities
    Sometimes four or five sacks
    Pick 'em up down at the Welfare Office
    Driving that new Cadillac.

    Some folks say I'm crazy
    And I've even been called a fool
    But my kids get free books and
    All them there free lunches at school
    We get peanut butter and cheese
    And man, they give us flour by the sack
    'Course them Welfare Checks
    They meet the payments on this new Cadillac.

    Now the way that I see it
    These other folk are the fools
    They're working and paying taxes
    Just to send my young'uns through school
    The Salvation Army cuts their hair and
    Gives them clothes to wear on their backs
    So we can dress up and ride around
    And show off this new Cadillac.

    But things are still gonna get better yet
    At least that's what I understand
    They tell me this new President
    Has put in a whole new poverty plan
    He's gonna send us poor folks money
    They say we're gonna get it out here in sacks
    In fact, my wife's already shopping around
    For her new Cadillac.
    (Captain Wayne)
    Current Rating 0.0 (0 votes)
    Played on 3 shows:
    08-12-14, #BWR-14-08-1209-01-96, #96-35
    01-22-06, #MMS-14
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