Slideshow The Banker's Playlist, Part 1

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  • July 27 2015, 1:53pm EDT
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Loading up on tunes for that last summer road trip? Here are some pop, rock, country & western, folk and jazz songs that mention banking or bankers in the title or lyrics. (Parental advisory: some of these ditties are satirical, some are angry, and some are downright weird.)

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ThLR2ekYQc" target="_blank">"Penny Lane"</a> - The Beatles

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar,
The little children laugh at him behind his back.
And the banker never wears a mac
In the pouring rain, very strange.

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-JCPAp-7GM" target="_blank">"Mr. Banker"</a> - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mister Banker
Mister please, how much does money mean
Won't you reconsider mister
Won't you do this thing for me

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7UqVomYQZY" target="_blank">"Your Mother's Son-In-Law"</a> - Billie Holiday

You don't have to have a hanker
To be a broker or a banker
No siree, just simply be
My mother's son-in-law.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0yl7Uw7jds" target="_blank">"Atlantic City"</a> - Bruce Springsteen

Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man can pay
So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riMqdbiGsMg" target="_blank">"Let Yourself Go"</a> - Ella Fitzgerald

So come, cuddle closer
Don't you dare to answer, "No, sir"
Butcher, banker, clerk and grocer
Let yourself go

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYTSwGNLPsE" target="_blank">"Ladies Love Outlaws"</a> - Waylon Jennings

Ladies love outlaws like babies love stray dogs
Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold
And outlaws touch the ladies
Somewhere deep down in their soul.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBG8rU2c8mo" target="_blank">"Pearl"</a> - The Mamas & the Papas

A banker's daughter or a runaway girl
A little lady or a honky-tonk emearl
Has to find someplace in this world
Where she feels at home

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCj_QEcuhNQ" target="_blank">"Fool Me Once"</a> - B.B. King

Banker took my money
Bought him a stake
The banker swore that one day
We'd both feel great
Then the 80's turned to the 90's
And my money can't be found
Banker's on a long trip
Out of town

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOZqQTUCiBo" target="_blank">"Saddle Up The Palomino"</a> - Neil Young

Oh, oh, Carmelina,
The daughter
of the wealthy banker.
Since she came to town
all my friends are gone,
And I'm stuck
out here with melody.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwqwAy85CgY" target="_blank">"Richard Cory"</a> - Simon & Garfunkel

They say that Richard Cory owns one half of this whole town,
With political connections to spread his wealth around.
Born into society, a banker's only child,
He had everything a man could want: power, grace, and style.

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOpO7SGLdtM" target="_blank">"Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed"</a> - David Bowie

I'm the Cream
Of the Great Utopia Dream
And you're the gleam
In the depths
of your banker's spleen