Poor Boy
R.L. Burnside Lyrics


I'm a poor boy, I'm a long way from home
I'm a poor boy, I'm a long way from home
What the others do, the world can't do me no harm
I'm a poor boy, a long way from home Babe I can't stay here long, babe I can't stay here long
What the others do, the world can't do me no harm
I'm a poor boy, I'm a long way from home Well my, baby's dead and gone
Well my, baby's dead and gone
Well, well, well, well I'm a long way from home
I'm a poor boy, I'm a long way from home And the world, can't do me no harm
And the world, can't do me no harm
Oh, no no no no, I'm a long way from home World can't do me no harm
World can't do me no harm
World can't do me no harm

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Comments from YouTube:

guyinthecomments

I'm pretty mad there's not an album of him just playing solo in his backyard

Rob W

Making a playlist of these now 👍

David Miles

@Kowasi google RL Burnside 1984

Kowasi

You can get the Alan Lomax recordings on a label called Roundet Records…

Josh Knorr

This is how Blues was meant to be heard, with crickets and cicadas in the background.

carolyn gordin

IDGRAF KILLERS NO DONT SIDE WITH YOU

Allan Briggs

I saw RL in Newcastle (Australia ) in the early 1990's after the release of the "Deep Blues" documentary. He played with other artists at a club venue which was only 3/4 full. Audience consisted of university students and old Blues enthusiasts like myself. At the end of the night he played an encore and the whole venue shouted for more. He asked what we wanted to hear - The answer was "anything". He was so unassuming - signed autographs - talked with audience members. It was a great show - but RL was the star.

ivy Dowling

That sounds like a pure and one of a kind moment , the whole show I mean, what a privilege to witness it , blues back in the day had such a big and wonderful community I hope to see broaden as wide again

Know Music Man

yea. the fame they gave him in his later life killed him. The money he made easy was all spent on whiskey. drank himself to death.

António Maria

Thanks to Alan Lomax Project to keep this music for ever alive and give us, around the world, the chance to know the roots of so special music.

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