Money To Burn

Money To Burn
Money To Burn
Money To Burn
Money To Burn

Money To Burn
written by J.D. Hutchison
SOS-29 Released 6/17/2016

Lyrics:
There's nothin' to some ladies like money in your hand
Love's just some poetic fantasy
Let the ladies have my money and let the devil take his turn
When I have money to burn, when I have money to burn
If I had a nickel for every broken promise
That I have made in my life
Time after time I never seem to learn
I would have money to burn, I would have money to burn

Lies and broken promises roll gently from the tongue
And I wish I had a nickel for every one
Sign yours most sincerely, send to whom it may concern
I would have money to burn, I would have money to burn

Now, if I had a nickel for every precious moment
That I had spent like water day by day
Like some men made of mud it's upon my bed I turn
I would have money to burn, I would have money to burn

Well, there's nothin' to some ladies like money in your hand
Love is some poetic fantasy
Let the ladies have my money and let the devil take his turn
When I have money to burn, when I have money to burn
When I have money to burn, when I have money to burn

I don’t remember when I first heard this J.D. Hutchison song, but Hot Rize recorded it for the record called Take It Home, released in 1990. By that time Hot Rize had recorded two other fine Hutchison compositions – Ain’t I Been Good T o You, and My Little Darlin’ – and J.D. was a trusted song source. His fresh songs had the right groove, the simple harmony, and the straightforward lyrics that make for good Bluegrass. He’d made two LP’s with his brother Bob and their Hutchison Brothers band in the mid 1970’s, but to hear newer J.D. pieces, you had to be in the same room with him. His song pitches were barebones. He’d sing the first verse and chorus into your cassette recorder, and then recite following verses, never repeating the chorus. I remember such a rendition just outside the men’s room in some Ohio valley nightclub hallway.

My session mates contribute beautifully to this new version of Money To Burn, and I think it feels much closer to J.D.’s bluesy finger picked way of performing it. I love playing with these guys, and am happy to report we have a gig in early October at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco.

A new recording of J.D. singing his songs is nearing completion, and the upcoming crowd funding campaign I mentioned in regard to last month’s Short Order Session release is about to launch. The CD You and the World Outside is scheduled for release on September 23rd, and I’m performing with J.D. and his band at an album release show in Marietta OH on September 24th. For info, check tour listings on www.timobrien.net, and www.jdhutchison.com.

Watch for another J.D. song – The Drunkard’s Walk - on SOS in mid September.

Engineered by Sean Sullivan
Ian Fitchuk – Hammond organ
John Gardner - drums
Viktor Krauss – bass
Doug Lancio – guitar
Tim O’Brien - Vocal

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Catalogue Number: 
SOS-29
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