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Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies

This song is by "Weird Al" Yankovic, features Mark Knopfler and appears on the movie soundtrack UHF (1989) and on the compilation album Greatest Hits Volume II (1994).

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Beverly Hillbillies...

Now, looka here, people... listen to my story
A little story 'bout a man named Jed
You know somethin'... that poor mountaineer
They say he barely kept his family fed

Now, lemme tell ya... one day he was shootin'
Ol' Jed was shootin' at some food
When all of a sudden right up from the ground there
Well, there came a bubblin' crude

Oil, that is... well, maybe you call it
Black gold or Texas tea
He's gonna move next to Mr. Drysdale
And be a Beverly Hillbilly

Before you know it, all the kinfolk are a-sayin'
Yeah, Buddy, move away from there
That little Clampett's got his own cee-ment pond
That little Clampett, he's a millionaire

Now everyone said Californy
Is the place that you oughta be
We got to load up this here truck now
We got to move to Beverly
Hills, that is
Swimming pools
Move-a-move-a-movie stars
Looka that looka that

(Beverly, Beverly, Beverly Hillbillies)
Y'all come back now, hear?
(Beverly, Beverly, Beverly Hillbillies)
(Beverly, Beverly, Beverly Hillbillies)
(Beverly, Beverly, Beverly Hillbillies)


  • Original "Money for Nothing" music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler and Sting; original "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" lyrics by Paul Henning; parody lyrics by "Weird Al" Yankovic


Written by:

Paul Henning, Mark Knopfler, Sting and Weird Al Yankovic

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