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Lyr Req: Life of a Poor Boy (Stonewall Jackson)

JVZ 08 Jun 98 - 02:37 PM
JVZ 17 Jun 98 - 12:15 PM
Allan C. 17 Jun 98 - 12:33 PM
JVZ 17 Jun 98 - 12:41 PM
JVZ 24 Jun 98 - 10:43 PM
JVZ 24 Jun 98 - 10:53 PM
Jim Dixon 20 May 05 - 11:41 PM
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Subject: Lyrics to Poor Boy
From: JVZ
Date: 08 Jun 98 - 02:37 PM

Back in the early 60s, I remember hearing a song on the radio which praised the American small farmer. It was a lively tune and the lyrics that I remember are from the chorus:

Poor boy, Ain't got no money, Poor boy, Ain't got no dough! But give that poor boy a pretty little girl, And look at that poor boy go. He's the backbone of the nation, The pappy of the land, With a ??? ??? ??? and a two dollar loan, He raised him a poor boy clan.

I would appreciate any additional lyrics (or corrections to the ones I have). Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: JVZ
Date: 17 Jun 98 - 12:15 PM

Just renewing the thread to give it one more try before I give up on it.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: Allan C.
Date: 17 Jun 98 - 12:33 PM

I wasn't around for your first attempt. So forgive me if I repeat something that was already submitted. My only recollection of any song of the sort was sung by Elvis in his movie debut, "Love Me Tender". The lyrics are gone from my memory but it may have been a rehash of the song you are seeking. After all, they did that with the title song.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: JVZ
Date: 17 Jun 98 - 12:41 PM

I think I would remember if it had been Elvis. Thanks anyway!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: JVZ
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 10:43 PM

I know I promised to give up, but surely there is someone who remembers this song. It must have gotten alot of play time on the radio or I wouldn't have remembered as much as I do.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to
From: JVZ
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 10:53 PM

I know I promised to give up, but surely there is someone who remembers this song. It must have gotten alot of play time on the radio or I wouldn't have remembered as much as I do.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIFE OF A POOR BOY (Stonewall Jackson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 May 05 - 11:41 PM

Found at http://www.cowboylyrics.com (but don't go there; AVG detected a virus).

LIFE OF A POOR BOY
E. C. "Mac" McCarty

When I was just a youngster and hardly in my teens,
I went to school on many a day in faded old blue jeans.
The patches they were many. The seat was all threadbare,
But a poor girl didn't notice and a poor boy didn't care.

CHORUS: A poor boy don't have no money. A poor boy don't have no dough.
Give a poor boy a pretty little girl and watch that poor boy go.
He's the backbone of the nation, the pappy of the land.
With a two-buck loan, he'll build him a home and raise him a poor-boy clan.

His worries they are many. His pleasures are but few,
But that don't worry a poor boy. His pappy had 'em too.
His livin' don't come easy. He has to sweat it out,
But he'd rather be a poor boy than a wealthy gadabout. CHORUS

If it wasn't for the poor boy, a lot would go undone.
The plow would never furrow or the mill would never run.
There wouldn't be no 'taters. There wouldn't be no beans.
The rich would all be poor boys in faded old blue jeans. CHORUS

[Recorded by Stonewall Jackson.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Life of a Poor Boy (Stonewall Jackson
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 21 May 05 - 08:42 AM

You can listen or download Stonewall singing this on The Record Lady:
    http://www.recordlady.webgcs.com/main2.htm
It is on Request page fifteen , the second up from the bottom.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Life of a Poor Boy (Stonewall Jackson)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 May 17 - 01:52 PM

hes the backbone of our nation hes                                       the pappy of the land . with a 2 buck loan he'll build him a home and raise him a poorboy clan


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