I’ve Got Five Dollars

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PROFILE
Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Lorenz Hart
Year Written 1931
About I’ve Got Five Dollars
“I’ve Got Five Dollars” was written for the 1931 musical America’s Sweetheart, where it was introduced by Ann Sothern (who was still using her given name of Harriette Lake) and Jack Whiting. Notable recordings include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Jeri Southern, and Tony Bennett.

Lyrics

I’ve got five dollars
I’m in good conditions
and I’ve got ambition
that belongs to you.
Six shirts and collars
debts beyond endurance
on my life insurance
that belongs to you!
I’ve got a heart
that must be spurtin’!
Just be certain that I’ll be true
Take my five dollars!
Take my shirts and collars!
Take my heart that hollers
’Cause everything I’ve got belongs to you!

Well, I’ve got two lips that care for mating
therefore waiting
will not do!
Take my five dollars!
Take my coats and collars!
Take my heart that hollers
’Cause everything I’ve got belongs to you!

Session / Album Information

1973

“I’ve Got Five Dollars” was recorded in July 1973 and was released in 1977 on Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart.

This recording released on:

  • 1977: Improv LP 12″: 7120 — Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart
  • Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 1990: King CD: KICP-2046 — The Rodgers and Hart Songbook [Japan]
  • 1991: Improv LP 12″: DARC2-2102 — The Rodgers And Hart Songbook
  • 2000: Horatio Nelson CD: HNRCD9001 — The Essential Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2004: Concord CD: PRO-CJ-0081-2 — The Complete Improv Recordings Sampler
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2005: Concord CD: 2243 — Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
  • 2006: Universal CD: 3122432 — Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #51 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK50) Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers and Hart


2011: Concord CRE-32955-02 – The Best of the Improv Recordings

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