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Money Honey

4.7 / 5

Words & Music: Jesse Stone

You know, the landlord rang my front door bell.
I let it ring for a long, long spell.
I went to the window,
I peeped through the blind,
And asked him to tell me what's on his mind.
He said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey, if you want to get along with me.

Well, I screamed and I hollered,
I was so hard-pressed.
I called the woman that I loved the best.
I finally got my baby about half past three,
She said I'd like to know what you want with me.
I said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.

Well, I said tell me baby, what's wrong with you?
From this day on our romance is through
I said, tell me baby, face to face
How could another man take my place?
She said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get a long with me.

Well, I've learned my lesson and now I know
The sun may shine and the winds may blow.
The women may come and the women may go,
But before I say I love you so,
I want

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.

Recordingdate: 1956/01/10, first released on: Elvis Presley (album)


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Steve V wrote on June 18, 2009
It doesnt get too much better than this. The young rock & roller meets R&B and we have a perfect 50's performance. Also like the Drifters record a lot. Just a good song all around.
dgirl wrote on September 02, 2010
5 stars. If one doesnt like this, they need to get their rythym checked. Could have been great on stage in 1969/70.
Deano1 wrote on March 20, 2011
One of the best tracks from Elvis' first LP. A classic rock and roll / R&B track.
derekd wrote on March 20, 2011
1956, Elvis really on song, a great recording, yet more and better to follow. Money Honey was a classic song, on a classic LP. Sounds good even today, over 50 years after being recorded.
old shep wrote on March 20, 2011
One of the songs that got me listening to Elvis in the first place in the mid 1950s. Exceptional, brilliant unbeatable.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on December 06, 2011
One of his best from the 50s
GEORGE (GK) wrote on December 06, 2011
Should have been a huge Radio hit ! Supposely it was released on a 45 rpm record (single). This song is without a doubt one of the best tracks from the 50s recordings, among many !
freedom101 wrote on December 07, 2011
The recording is a instant classic but Elvis' live versions outdid the record. That's why he's "The King".
freedom101 wrote on March 29, 2012
Elvis got screwed! This song should've been a huge hit. RCA/Sony didn't care about Elvis' legacy. Money was all they cared about and still do.
Great Dane wrote on March 29, 2012
4 stars for the studio version. But the live version at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas from the silver box or the album "Elvis rarities" is the best in my opinion.(It has also the best blues suede shoes version in my opinion) Pure rock.5 stars for that one.
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 01, 2013
This is such a brilliant, catchy, fun and electrifying song and it's such a travesty that it wasn't a huge hit for Elvis. This is one masterpiece of a record for sure. I rate this song and all of Elvis' renditions of it 5 Stars.
Gorse wrote on January 01, 2013
Those early RCA sessions seemed to spawn a potential hit with every song recorded at them.This was no different and was sung on the March 24 1956 Dorsey stage show to great effect, along with Heartbreak Hotel which had a similar tempo.
sugartummy wrote on April 12, 2013
A perfect rock 'n' roll song, even better than the astonishing original by The Drifters.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 23, 2015
This tune is a "sleeper" as I can't seem to get it out of my mind. The instrumentation was raw but the song came through as another 1956 classic.
Stevekimb1 wrote on October 24, 2020
A raw and exciting rock, rhythm & blues masterpiece.
Miknik7077 wrote on December 07, 2020
Another 50's classic. Raw and bluesy and rocking. Love the performance on the Dorsey show. Elvis at his best in the early days.
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