Poor Boy
Electric Light Orchestra Lyrics


Me I'm just a poor boy, from across the far southland,
And I've traveled many days to reach this place to mke my stand,
I fell in with a merry band, and drank away the hours.

Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood

The city boys, and the country boys, they come from miles around,
To defy their king and country, save the poor folks from the hand,
Of the thieving dukes and abbotts, and the gentry of the land.

Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood

Sweet Maid Marion, don't you do me no wrong,
Stay on the right side, the Greenwood is your home,
The dancing girls and the open fires, the wine that flows like water.

Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood

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Written by: JEFF LYNNE

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Alyx Wade

Lyrics:

Me I'm just a poor boy, from across the far southland,
And I've traveled many days to reach this place to mke my stand,
I fell in with a merry band, and drank away the hours.
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood
The city boys, and the country boys, they come from miles around,
To defy their king and country, save the poor folks from the hand,
Of the thieving dukes and abbotts, and the gentry of the land.
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood
Sweet Maid Marion, don't you do me no wrong,
Stay on the right side, the Greenwood is your home,
The dancing girls and the open fires, the wine that flows like water.
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood



All comments from YouTube:

Paul W

The part where they play the violins just after they sing the chorus of the song sounds like a bad windstorm. This is one of the best songs on this DVD

The_doggo_from_the_future

I love this song, but jeff is definitely saying pooboy

Red Kittie Kat

I wore out my 45 of this song. Best B side song ever. I grew to love it more than the main attraction, Telephone Line. One of the most underrated songs in my opinion ❤️

Alyx Wade

Lyrics:

Me I'm just a poor boy, from across the far southland,
And I've traveled many days to reach this place to mke my stand,
I fell in with a merry band, and drank away the hours.
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood
The city boys, and the country boys, they come from miles around,
To defy their king and country, save the poor folks from the hand,
Of the thieving dukes and abbotts, and the gentry of the land.
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood
Sweet Maid Marion, don't you do me no wrong,
Stay on the right side, the Greenwood is your home,
The dancing girls and the open fires, the wine that flows like water.
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood

Ryan Leclaire

People have always said that ELO were just like the Beatles. I always said they were far better. ELO are a once in a lifetime group.

DJasonBolt

Ever since I was a kid when my sister got this 45, I've thought ELO should just do a whole Robin Hood album!

A CAPPS

I had this played at my dad's funeral. He loved ELO. I do too.

Dan Nájera

One of the best early ELO jams

Victor Spoils

Dylanesque/Beatlesesque/Wagneresque psychedelic rocker. Great!

Katherine Ledesma

Can hear it all too. Great Sound

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