"Weird Al" Yankovic:Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies Lyrics

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"Weird Al" Yankovic
This song is performed by "Weird Al" Yankovic and appears on the album UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack And Other Stuff (1989).
  WAY-Parody "Weird Al" Yankovic is famous for his parodies of well-known songs.
This song is a parody of "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits.
The lyrics are based on The Ballad of Jed Clampett, the theme song to the TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies".

Original video

Beverly Hillbillies

Huh, now lookie here, people
Listen to my story
A little story 'bout a man named Jed
You know something, that poor mountaineer
They say he barely kept his family fed

Now, let me tell you, one day he was shootin'
Old 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 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 got his own cement pond
That little Clampett, he's a millionaire

Now, everyone said Californie
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
Look at that, look at 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

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