Dedicated to All Coin Collectors’ Wives
Here’s a saying that you have all heard before, I think,
“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.”
Shipwrecked people shout it, as they drift upon the sea
It sure is bad, but the saddest cry I’ve heard in my whole life
Is the one you hear, when you lend and ear, to the Coin Collector’s Wife
Money, Money everywhere, but not a dime to spend;
If this keeps up, our marriage is coming to an end.
Money in every dresser drawer and money on the shelf,
But there isn’t one thin dime to spend upon myself.
Lincoln Cents, and Mercury dimes, and Washington Quarters, too!
Some of them are old and worn, and some of them are new.
I wish my husband cared as much about the way I look…
The paycheck that he gets doesn’t seem to mean a thing to me,
‘Cause hubby needs a 1909-S Lincoln VDB’
As soon as he gets the coin, he’ll be lo9oking for some other,
I think I’d be better off if I went on home to Mother.
One day in desperation, I took a half a dollar;
He said it was a commemorative, and you should have heard him holler!
Another time I took a coin that he said was a “Proof,”
When I told him I spent it, I thought he’d raise the roof!
With all that money ’round the house, we’re really very poor;
I’m getting sick and tired of it, of that I’m really sure!
So I advise you, single girls, if you want a happy life;
Don’t marry a coin collector and be a Coin Collectors’ Wife,
Shouting “Money, money everywhere and not a dime to spend,”
Don't ever let a coin collector be more than just a friend.