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Thread #11460   Message #2734067
Posted By: GUEST
29-Sep-09 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Roy Roger Um / Hi Ho Jerum / Hi Ro Jerum
Subject: Lyr Add: RICH MAN AND THE POOR MAN/DIVES & LAZARUS
this is from the singing of Sean Cannon as heard at the Chester Folk Festival in 1986


The Rich Man and the Poor Man, Dives & Lazarus.

Now there was a rich man and he lived in Jerusalem
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum
And he lived all alone in a house big and spruce-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum

Hi-ro-je-rum, hi-ro-je-rum
Skinny-malinky-doorium
Skinny-maliny-doorium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum

At the end of his gate sat a human skinny-rickium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum
And her wore an old hat with the brim around his neck-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum

Chorus

Well the poor man asked for a bit of bread and cheese-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum
Said the rich man "scram, before I call the police-ium"
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum

Chorus

Now the poor man died and went straight up to heaven-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum
And he sat up with the angels til half-past eleven-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum

Chorus

When the rich man died, he didn't fare so well-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum
When the rich man died he went straight down to hell-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum

Chorus

The rich man asked for a glass of Pepsi-Col-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum
And the devil said "get busy and shovel on the coal-ium"
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum

Chorus

Now the moral of this story is that riches are no joke-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum
And we're all going to heaven cause we're all stoney-broke-ium
Glory, Hallelujah, hi-ro-je-rum

Chorus

Chorus.