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    money, money, money

    Hi there.

    1."I'd fool around and have a ball."
    have a ball - to enjoy yourself very much:
    Is this phrase 'have a ball' still common nowadays?
    Does anyone know where the phrase originate?

    2. Is it true?
    can't get sb. off my mind = can't get sb. out of my mind (i.e. can't stop thinking about sb.)

    3. " And if he happens to be free I bet he wouldn't fancy me. That's too bad"

    Does 'free' mean single or still available? Is it a common usage here?

    Thanks,

    ____________
    The Song

    I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
    Ain't it sad
    And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
    That's too bad
    In my dreams I have a plan
    If I got me a wealthy man
    I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball

    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    In the rich man's world
    Money, money, money
    Always sunny
    In the rich man's world
    Aha-ahaaa
    All the things I could do
    If I had a little money
    It's a rich man's world

    A man like that is hard to find but I can't get him off my mind
    Ain't it sad
    And if he happens to be free I bet he wouldn't fancy me
    That's too bad
    So I must leave, I'll have to go
    To Las Vegas or Monaco
    And win a fortune in a game, my life will never be the same

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    Re: money, money, money

    1. have a ball
    Also, have fun, have a blast
    ball (origin) "dancing party," 1632, ... ; "very enjoyable time" (1945, Amer.Eng. slang).
    Online Etymology Dictionary
    2. can't get sb. off my mind = can't get sb. out of my mind (i.e. can't stop thinking about sb.)

    3. 'free' means available.

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