I Will Turn Your Money Green

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I Will Turn Your Money Green (sometimes credited as Turn Your Money Green) is an American blues song first recorded in 1928 by the author, Memphis bluesman Furry Lewis.[1] It was a standard for Lewis' performances, and has been recorded by bands in the British rock scene of the 1960s and 1970s, and also by serious American blues performers.

Richard Fariña's 1966 novel Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me took its title from a line in the song.[2] The 1971 song "Been Down So Long" by The Doors in turn borrowed the line from the Fariña book.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Furry Lewis - I Will Turn Your Money Green". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  2. ^ Tears of Rage: The Racial Interface of Modern American Fiction: Faulkner, Wright, Pynchon, Morrison, vol. 4, Sheldon Brivic, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, p. 223, note 5