God Bless You Very Wealthy Men (Arnie Alpert)

“God Bless You Very Wealthy Men” Sheet Music (pdf).
“God Bless You Very Wealthy Men” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Arnie Alpert.
Tune: “God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen.”


God bless you very wealthy men. Good news, I have to tell:
The market’s up; you’re making more each time you buy and sell.
With layoffs more, your profits soar; you’re living rather well.
O, tidings of capital gains, capital gains; O, tidings of capital gains.

God bless you very wealthy men. You never have to see
The people all around you who live in misery.
You keep the poor far from your door; you know no poverty.
O, tidings of capital gains, capital gains; O, tidings of capital gains.

God bless you very wealthy men. Whatever comes to pass,
You have no fear that you will be kicked out upon your ass.
I have a feeling that your ceiling is not made of glass.
O, tidings of capital gains, capital gains; O, tidings of capital gains.

God bless you very wealthy men. You do repeat this song:
You owe success to your hard work; no one helped you along.
You’ve raised yourself to the top shelf: your bootstraps must be strong.
O, tidings of capital gains, capital gains; O, tidings of capital gains.

God bless you poor and working folks. It’s time to take a stand
For decent wages, health, and pensions are our just demands.
It’s time to fight. We must unite. Now, won’t you lend a hand?
O, tidings of a world to be gained, a world to be gained;
O, tidings of a world to be gained.


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