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Learning the river has taken most of her property, Vivian considers the "Frenchman's" offer to dig the Indian mound on what's left of her land.

lyrics

SONG: SMELL THE MONEY

JACQUES
Just beneath that dirt and clay,
That is where our fortunes lay!
Picks and shovels, muscle and might
And we’ll be wealthy by tomorrow night!

Aztec chiefs and royalty,
Buried there beneath that tree!
All that gold and jewels and gems---
Makes me want to shout ‘AMEN!’

Chorus
Can’t you hear those gold coins jingle?
Can’t you see the gemstones mingle?
Can’t you smell the money, honey?
Darlin’, stick with me!

Hallelujah! We’ll soon be set,
With all this loot we’re gonna get!
Silver! Jewels! Beaten gold!
And pots a thousand-one years old!

You think that you were set before?
Just wait until you see this store!
Why pirates in the Carib-bean
Would drool at the riches we’ll be seein’!

Chorus
VIVIAN joins JACQUES and they dance!


JACQUES
The King of England’s a pros’prous man,
With castles, crown jewels, houses, land;
He’s a rich man you can bet---
But not as rich as we’re gonna get!

JACQUES & VIVIAN
Chorus:
Can’t you hear those gold coins jingle?
Can’t you see the gemstones mingle?
Can’t you smell the money, honey?
Darlin’, stick with me!
Darlin’ wait and see
Darlin’ stick…with…me!

credits

from Gumbo Bottoms, a Big Muddy Musical, released May 22, 2014
Steve Jones - Jacques, Lesley Oswald - Vivian
Cathy Barton – banjo, Dave Para – guitar, Thomas Verdot – fiddle, Kevin Hennessy – upright bass

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Gumbo Bottoms Band and Cast Boonville, Missouri

"Gumbo Bottoms, a Big Muddy Musical" was inspired by stories of people who lived and worked along the Missouri River. Turner Hall River Rats for the Arts, a community organization in Boonville, Missouri, sponsored the development of the musical, the premiere in 2008, the regional tour and this studio recording. ... more

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