The Wall Street Shuffle
by 10cc

Album: Sheet Music (1974)
Charted: 10
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  • Do the Wall Street shuffle
    Hear the money rustle
    Watch the greenbacks tumble
    Feel the Sterling crumble

    You need a yen to make a mark
    If you want to make money
    You need the luck to make a buck
    If you want to be Getty, Rothschild
    You've gotta be cool on Wall Street

    You've gotta be cool on Wall Street
    When your index is low
    Dow Jones ain't got time for the bums
    They wind up on skid row with holes in their pockets
    They plead with you, buddy can you spare the dime
    But you ain't got the time
    Doin' the
    Doin' the

    Oh, Howard Hughes
    Did your money make you better?
    Are you waiting for the hour
    When you can screw me?
    'Cause you're big enough

    To do the Wall Street Shuffle
    Let your money hustle
    Bet you'd sell your mother
    You can buy another

    Doin' the
    Doin' the

    You buy and sell
    You wheel and deal
    But you're living on instinct
    You get a tip
    You follow it
    And you make a big killing

    On Wall Street Writer/s: ERIC STEWART, GRAHAM GOULDMAN
    Publisher: MUSIC SALES CORPORATION
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Glenn from Auckland, New Zealandhow topical the song is these days e.g. Corporate meltdowns, Bernie Madoff, financial mismanagement etc. It's a wonder the song isn't used as a sound byte on the news when referring to the Wall Street and the current economic situation.
  • N from Staten Island, NyMost of the financial firms mentioned in the lyrics have either merged with other firms or no longer exist. That's the real "Wall Street Shuffle".
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