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Poor Man

This song is by Tom Rush and appears on the album Tom Rush (1965).

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Hey, you walk the floor and scratch your head, poor man.
Walk the floor and scratch your head, poor man.
Walk the floor and scratch your head,
Ten little children cryin' to be fed, poor man.

Well, you got no bread, your meat's all gone, poor man
Got no bread and your meat's all gone, poor man
Got no bread and your meat's all gone,
Ten little young'uns gnawin' on the bone, poor man.

Well, there's ten little young'uns gnawing on the bone, poor man.
Ten little young'uns gnawing on the bone, poor man.
Ten little young'uns gnawing on the bone
Tell little bellies moanin' and a-groanin', poor man

Well, there's a cyclone blown your barn away, poor man.
Cyclone blown your barn away, poor man.
Big wind blown your barn away
Hogs are dead and your cows astray, poor man

And where them hens that used to lay, poor man
And where them hens that used to lay, poor man
Where them hens that used to lay
They got hungry and flew away, poor man

Well you see them rabbits hoppin' round, poor man.
See them rabbits hoppin' round, poor man.
See them rabbits hoppin' round,
Grab your gun and call your hound, poor man.

Well, you got no shells for your gun, poor man.
Got no shells for your gun, poor man
Got no shells for your gun,
Your hound's so hungry, he can't run, poor man.

You like your coffee black and hot, poor man.
You like your coffee black and hot, poor man
Like your coffee black and hot,
You got no coffee, got no pot, poor man

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