1.  My uncle died and he left me some money, but it all slipped through my hands.

I partied all around the world, ‘ended up in no man’s land.

I sure had a lot of friends before things got out of hand.

But a good time was had by all when I had that fifty grand.



2.  The horses can be good to me, but my lady don’t understand.

I say don’t talk to me about bad luck, I get more than any other man.

She says ”Get yourself a job and pull your head out of the sand.”

I tell her it’s not about the money, I’m just not that kind of man.



Chorus:  God give me back my fifty grand

And I’ll sing your praises all over the land.

Please give me back my fifty grand,

I promise I’ll be a better man.



3.  My baby she always stood by me, my every wish was her command.

But I woke up one day and she was by the door, a suitcase in her hand.

She said “Go back to your friends, this is not the life that I planned.”

Things would have been so much different if only I’d kept that fifty grand.

     


Chorus:  God give me back my fifty grand, etc.



For a time I was a wage slave, sweeping up for the man.

Trying to be like other guys, working for the promised land.



Chorus:  God give me back my fifty grand, etc.



I promise I’ll be a better man.  Yeah I’ll try….well I’ll try.