Eli, the Barrow Boy Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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Eli, the barrow boy
Of the old town
Sells coal and marigolds
And he cries out
All down the day

Below the tamaracks
He is crying:
Corn cobs and candle wax for the buying
All down the day

Would I could afford to buy my love a fine robe
Made of gold and silk Arabian thread
She is dead and gone and lying in a pine grove
And I must push my barrow all the day

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Infanta
  • 2 We Both Go Down Together
  • 3 Eli, the Barrow Boy
  • 4 The Sporting Life
  • 5 The Bagman's Gambit
  • 6 From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)
  • 7 16 Military Wives
  • 8 The Engine Driver
  • 9 On the Bus Mall
  • 10 The Mariner's Revenge Song
  • 11 Of Angels and Angles


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 3 in album Picaresque
    release date: 2005-3-21
    popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:12
    producer: Chris Walla and The Decemberists
    mixer: Chris Walla
    composer: Colin Meloy
    lyricist: Colin Meloy

    Album Information

    label: Trifekta Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    script: Latin