George Jones And Gene Pitney – I’ve Got Five Dollars And It’s Saturday Night

When Jones signed Musicor after leaving United Artists in 1965, he was paired with Pitney, who was also signed to Musicor, and they recorded two LPs' worth of duets, but "I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night" was their biggest hit, peaking at #16.

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“I’ve Got Five Dollars and It’s Saturday Night” is a song written by Ted Daffan and recorded by his band, Ted Daffan and His Texans in 1950. Faron Young recorded a version in 1956 that hit No. 4 on the Billboard country charts. George Jones released a version on his 1960 album, The Crown Prince of Country Music.

Side B George & Gene 1965
Side B George & Gene 1965

The song is perhaps best known by a version that Jones recorded as a duet with pop singer Gene Pitney in 1965. When Jones signed Musicor after leaving United Artists in 1965, he was paired with Pitney, who was also signed to Musicor, and they recorded two LPs’ worth of duets, but “I’ve Got Five Dollars and It’s Saturday Night” was their biggest hit, peaking at #16.



Released 1965
Genre Country
Length 2:13
Label Musicor
Songwriter(s) Ted Daffin
Producer(s) Pappy Daily





George Jones And Gene Pitney – I’ve Got Five Dollars And It’s Saturday Night lyrics

(Hey)
Well, I’ve been a-working hard the whole week long
And I’m a-gonna have some wine, women and song
I gotta work next week but that’s alright
I’ve got five dollars and it’s Saturday night

A music and dancin’, flirtin’ and fun
It’s gonna go on until way past one
I’m a-gonna go where the lights are bright
I’ve got five dollars and it’s Saturday night

I’m gonna have fun tonight
Gonna get right tonight
Everything will be alright
‘Cause tonight is Saturday night. (hey.)

Well, other folks worry what the future may bring
I’m gonna have fun and not worry about a thing
My pants are ragged but that’s alright
I’ve got five dollars and it’s Saturday night

— Instrumental —

A-music and dancin’, flirtin’ and fun
It’s gonna go on until way past one
I’m a gonna go where the lights are bright
I’ve got five dollars and it’s Saturday night
Gonna have fun tonight
Gonna get right tonight
Everything will be alright
Tonight is Saturday night. (hey.)

Let other folks worry what the future may bring
I’m gonna have fun and not worry about a thing
My pants are ragged but that’s alright
I’ve got five dollars and it’s Saturday night…

Single George & Gene Musicor 1965
Single George & Gene Musicor 1965
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