The Dollar and Its Diving

 (2006 Original) 

[On the Future of the Dollar]

To "The Holly and the Ivy"

(Traditional)

Parody Lyrics by Marcy Shaffer

Arranged by Greg Hilfman

THE DOLLAR AND ITS DIVING.
HAVE TORN INVESTORS DOWN.
OF ALL THE CURRENCIES IN THE WORLD
THE DOLLAR'S WORN THE CROWN.

THE THRIVING OF THE YEN.
THE ARRIVING OF THE YUAN. 
A LURE, OH, IS WHAT THE EURO IS.
WHY THIS NEW PHENOMENON?

THE DOLLAR'S BEEN A HAVEN.
AS SAFE AS ANY VAULT.
BUT WITH ALL OF OUR DISSAVIN':
TECHNICALLY, IT'S IN DEFAULT.

THE THRIVING OF THE YEN.
THE ARRIVING OF THE YUAN. 
DEMURE, OH, IS 
WHAT THE EURO IS
WITH THE U.S. OVERDRAWN.

THE DOLLAR'S BEEN THE STANDARD.
LIKE THE STERLING, 
AND LIKE GOLD.
BUT POLICIES MEANDERED.
'TIL IT BOUGHT LESS THAN IT SOLD.

THE THRIVING OF THE YEN.
THE ARRIVING OF THE YUAN. 
IMMATURE, OH, IS 
WHAT THE EURO IS.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE POWERS GONE?

THE DOLLAR'S LIKE A LINGO
THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS.
BUT AS WE GROW MORE JINGOISTIC
THAT OPTION MAY FORECLOSE.

THE THRIVING OF THE YEN.
THE ARRIVING OF THE YUAN. 
A CURE, OH, IS 
WHAT THE EURO IS.
IF WE MOVE FROM KING TO PAWN.

THE DOLLAR AND ITS DIVING.
HOW WILL THE STORY END?
THE MOST THE EXPERTS CONTRIVE TO SAY
IS THAT IT WILL JUST DEPEND.

ON THE THRIVING OF THE YEN.
THE ARRIVING OF THE YUAN.
UNSURE, OH, IS 
WHAT THE EURO IS
THAT WE'VE CROSSED THE RUBICON.

THE THRIVING OF THE YEN.
THE ARRIVING OF THE YUAN.
UNSURE, OH, IS 
WHAT THE EURO IS
THAT WE'VE CROSSED THE RUBICON.
HAVE WE CROSSED THE RUBICON?
HAVE WE CROSSED THE RUBICON?

JANIS LIEBHART - LEAD VOCAL, BACKGROUND VOCAL

GREG HILFMAN - MUSIC DIRECTOR

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