It’s Only Money

Writer(s): Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
With Groucho Marx in the movie “Double Dynamite”
From the CD Frank Sinatra In Hollywood (1940-1964) Disc 3, 16, 18

Frank: Forty thousand and twenty more to come.
How nice how that would look sewed in the lining of my coat.
I’m gonna give all these as a Christmas presents.
Now when she sees it, she’ll have a big lump on her throat
Groucho: Maybe not, but she certainly will have a big lump in her stockings.
Frank: No more window shopping, she can have anything she wants
Groucho: Now you’re talking, live dangerously, you got it, spend it, spend it all,
Frank: Oh
Groucho: It’s only money. Emil, you can finish the floor. I’m taking the day off, Mr. Yagamuchi, if you have any objections, call up the waiter’s union and ask for Otto. Arrivederci.
Frank: Good afternoon.
(Both sing)
It’s only money, it’s only dough,
But you can’t get enough of the wonderful stuff
Which we jingle or so
It’s only money, it’s lost your way,
But there’s this thing about it that tells snooks without it
The girls don’t give dates
I love the artwork, the Treasury sure does smart work,
The nicest people we know
Are the people who get their faces on dough.
It’s only money, it’s only dough,
And the people who crave it, who worship and save it,
All come to know
You can’t take it with you when you go.

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