Eli, the Barrow Boy

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 3 in album Picaresque
release date: 2005-3-21
popularity : 5 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

Cover Art

The Decemberists Picaresque cover art


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Eli, the barrow boy
Sells coal and marigolds
All down the day
Below the tamaracks
Corn cobs and candle wax for the buying

Made of gold and silk Arabian thread
And I must push my barrow all the day

When they found him
He had drowned in

But still when the moon is out
He calls down the day
Would I could afford to buy my love a fine gown
But, I am dead and gone and lying in a church ground
Still I 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