Money Tree

Story Behind The Song

When a penny planted in the ground never sprouts a Money Tree, the frustration and worry grows. The trials and tribulations of just trying to get by in life.

Song Description

Traditional Blues with piano, bass, guitar and drums. Amusing and clever lyrics.

Song Length 3:01 Genre Blues - Traditional, Blues - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Miserable, Annoyed Subject Worry, Money
Similar Artists Eric Clapton, Blues Traveler Language English
Era 2000 and later


I?m a hard worker
Through and through
My meager paycheck
Just won?t do

Oh, I?m real tired of
Bein? broke
Asked my boss for a raise and he
Just blew smoke

There ain?t no money tree
In my backyard
No, there ain?t no money tree
In my backyard

I planted a penny
In the ground
A shiny new penny
Perfectly round

But that darn penny
Just won?t grow
I do what I can to make
That cash flow


I?m over my limit on my
Credit card
I never thought things could get
So dang hard

I tend to that penny
I fertilize it well
If something don?t sprout soon
My troubles will swell


I?m trying to grow a money tree
Been watering that money tree
I sure hope there?s gonna be a money tree
But there still ain?t no money tree
In my backyard

Lyrics Heather Edwards Music Heather Edwards
Producer Richie Goods Publisher Heather Edwards
Performance Heather Edwards, Richie Goods, Donald Edwards, Ron Afif
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
The LovePops R&B Pop 12/9/2014
NashvilleJoe NJ's FAVES--songs i like a lot ! 2/23/2010

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