Guilt (Hat Song) – Edinburgh 2010 version

Lyrics by Dan Woods

If you see a show at the Pleasance
And you think the performer looks cross
You’re buying a twenty pound ticket
While he makes a five-figure loss.

But today is the new revolution
You don’t need a penny to get through the door.
I hope you’ve enjoyed it today
On next is the wonderful “Cabaret Whore!”

Free things in life are the best
But we have one simple request:

Please put your money in the big, big hat
And buy our CD
If you like the songs we wrote, please give us a note
We also take cheques, make them payable to me

Please put your money in the big, big hat
We called it La La Ha Ha
We like the way it sounds, and it’s only seven pounds
So Donald can afford a new guitar.

If I had a new accordion
With more buttons in the left hand
Then I could write a key change here
But that key change will cost me two grand

Think about what you can give
And give me a reason to live

Please put your money in the big, big hat
Help us in our career
We can only make a living with the money that you’re giving
We’re singing for our rent, for our supper, for our beer

Please put your money in the big, big hat
Help us to perform for free
If you enjoyed the show, please tell everyone you know
But when Edinburgh is laughing, we are artists we are starving
There is no obligation, but please make a donation
And buy our (buy our) buy our
CD.

Copyright 2010 Dan Woods – all rights reserved

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