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Mercedes Benz

Janis Joplin, Bob Neuwirth, Mike McClure

"I'd like to do a song of great social and political import.

It goes like this."

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends
So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV ?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I'll wait for delivery each day until three
So oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV ?

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a night on the town ?
I'm counting on you Lord, please don't let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a night on the town ?

Everybody!

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends
So oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

"That's it!" ¥Ç¥

As recorded at Sunset Sound Studios (Los Angeles, CA) on 1 October 1970 and first released on the vinyl album "Pearl" (side 2 track 3) Columbia KC-3022.

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