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100,000 Pennies - Poem by Shel Silverstein (Shel Silverstein)

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I broke into the bank on Sunday, You should see the money I got. I couldn't drag it home 'til Monday, 'Cause it sure weighed an awful lot. Then I sat down to count it, And much to my surprise, A whole lotta little brown, little round coins, Rolled out before my eyes Chorus: I've got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies, Not a solitary dollar or a dime, And I don't believe there's many, Rich men with a problem like mine. And I don't think this is any Kind of ending to a perfect crime. I've got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies, And I'm spendin' it a penny at a time! Now a steak sure would taste delicious, And I've forgot how a beer would feel, But the man just might get suspicious, If I gave him eight hundred pennies for a meal. So I guess I'll just weigh myself again, And buy me another stick of gum, I've got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies, Lord! And I'm livin' like a penniless bum! Chorus: I've got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies, Not a solitary dollar or a dime, And I don't believe there's many, Rich men with a problem like mine. Shel Silverstein

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