Poor Boy

Words and Music by :  Robert (Bob) Harter - Robert DeCormier
Publisher:  

Recorded by:    
Belafonte Folk Singers - LPM-2309, 3AE-3446,

Bob Harter - LST-7330
Burl Ives - DL5013, DL8247
Pete Seeger - FWX-52321    
Glenn Yarbrough - TLP1019

Lyrics:

As I sat down to see how the cards read
I could not hold my hand
Got a thinking about the woman I love
Run away with another man

Run away with another man poor boy
Run away with another man
Got a thinking about the woman he loved
Run away with another man

I went down to the train depot
The train came rumbling by
Well I looked in a window 
Saw the woman I loved
And I hung down my head and cry
I hung down my head and cry

I jumped right on that train platform
I run right down the isle
Well I pulled out my 40 some odd
And I shot that dark-skin child

The night was dark the wind did blow
The rain it sure did rain
Well I ain't got a friend in this whole wide world
Nobody knows my name