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Nickel In The Jar

This song is dedicated to the street musicians I’ve met and listened to all over the world. There are some truly great ones – free spirits who play for the sheer joy of it. And hopefully some folks are moved to put a nickel in the jar. SUPPORT STREET MUSIC and the musicians who make it – Put a NICKEL IN THE JAR. The video features an unplugged version, just acoustic guitar and vocal. But you can listen to a full band version on Soundcloud.

Nickel in the Jar

I don’t play this song for money,
I don’t play for praise.
And I don’t care if they don’t like it,
Gonna play it anyway.

And if you want to go that far,
Put a nickel in the jar…
Put a nickel in the jar.

I don’t work for the corporation
And the pittance that they pay.
I gotta satisfy my soul
And let my fingers play.

And if you want to go that far,
Put a nickel in the jar…
Put a nickel in the jar.

And I will sit here all day long
Strumming on my favourite song.
I don’t care if they don’t like it,
I don’t care what they say.
I don’t care if they don’t buy it,
Gonna play it anyway…
Gonna play it anyway.

I don’t wanna be the next big deal,
A puppet on a string.
I just play it cos I like it,
It don’t mean a thing.

I don’t play this song for money,
I don’t play for praise.
And I don’t care if they don’t like it,
Gonna play it anyway.

And if you want to go that far,
Put a nickel in the jar…
Put a nickel in the jar.

Written by Steve Elliott – Copyright 2016

Don’t forget to check out the full band arrangement on Soundcloud here. And remember support street music and the people who make it.