Do You Owe What I Owe? Peace, Fresh Start Waiting for You New Year's Night


My blogging colleague, Wendell Sherk of St. Louis, MO, wrote this bankruptcy riff on an old Christmas carol:

Do You Owe What I Owe?

(To the tune of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”)

Said the neighbor to the young man,
“Do you owe what I owe?
Bills up to the sky, young man,
Do you see what I see?
A choice, a choice, waiting in the night
A new start to end the year alright,
A fresh start for a New Year’s Night.”

Said the collector to the young man,
“I know what you owe…
Bills up to the sky, little debtor man,
Do you hear what I say?
Pay what you can’t pay, little debtor man!”
With a voice as big as the sea,
With a voice as big as the sea.

Said the young man to the lawyer kind,
“Do you know what I owe?
In your palace warm, lawyer man,
Do you know what I owe?
An arm, a leg, I’ll be out in the cold–
Help me save a little silver, or gold,
Help me save a little silver, or gold.”

Said the judge to the people everywhere,
“Listen to what I say!
Be at peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
A fresh start, a new start, waiting in the night
To bring you peace and goodness,
To bring you quiet in the night.”

With apologies to Noel Regney & Gloria Shayne Baker

A sample of the original (better) song can be found here.

About Jill Michaux

Jill Michaux is a Kansas bankruptcy attorney. She can be found on Google+. She and her partner, Mark Neis, are Topeka's only board certified consumer bankruptcy law specialists.