No Money

No Money

Chip Withrow's picture



Liner Notes: 

I love the Sunday skirmish, but I was going to sit out this one - I was at my job at 3, and then when I got home I decided to get in some yardwork before the afternoon rain came. Plus, I'd already recorded a song and written two others today!
But I saw the prompt, and then as I was outside trimming some hedge bushes, this song appeared in my head.


No money but that’s ok
No money no job no pay
No money not a single dime
But for you I can spend some time

No money in my piggy bank
No money but the lord I thank
For this sunny day
Got no money but that’s ok

No money - well, maybe a buck
No money but we’re in luck
No money but a bottle of wine
And everything gonna work out fine

No money but a time will come
No money gonna get me some
No money but I got a plan
I can make it work I know I can
No more no money man

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


AndyGetch's picture

Gotta love those yard work inspirations! I haven't come up with my electric lawn mower song angle yet, but we're only halfway Smile

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...nice opening verse..for you I can spend some time. Got no money but that's ok...that works. No money but a bottle of I have a bottle of Jack Daniels...haven't touched it lately but it's nice knowing it's in there. No money but I got a plan...nice. no money I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Uke intro...sounds great....vocals money that's ok...can clearly understand the money in my piggy money...maybe a buck... a bottle of out fine...key change I more, no money man...nice ending. These are actually the kind of songs that you can sit around with friends and play and have a great time. This guy I use to play with played mandolin and we use to sing songs like this. I'm glad you jumped into the skirmish adds a lot. A lot of good songs today but this is one of the most fun songs of all. Yeah, I'd say add this to your list of good songs.

kahlo2013's picture

Such a wonderful easy going uke sound and lovely sentiment. I love all the examples you give that are so much sweeter than money. Wonderful take on the skirmish prompt!

mike skliar's picture

Funny, I just did a very late skirmish for this same prompt, and also used the uke.
Yours is a fun and true-for-too-many song of flinty wisdom, key change and everything!

nice work!

coolparadiso's picture

Glad you played along. Lots of uking now! Its interesting how often its used in skirmishes and quicker writes. This is a good wise song very nice

pokerowan's picture

That ukulele is very cute!! And the lyrics are extremely sweet and deceptively simple. Great stuff.

cola's picture

I love this upbeat rhythm, it's like a man walking with a swing in his step! Very pretty ukulele, and a strong use of rhyme, too. This put a smile on my face for sure - awesome work!

JWHanberry's picture

I've found gardening to be a fine stimulus for tunes. This is a happy little ditty about making the best of short cash. The uke plays into the theme very well. Good job.