Who Sang Po' Boy? Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan “Love and Theft” cover art
publisher: ©BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
writers: Bob Dylan
release date: 2001-9-10
length: 3:06
Man came to the door I say, "For whom are you looking?"
He says, "Your wife", I say, "She's busy in the kitchen cookin'"
Poor boy where you been?
I already tol' you won't tell you again

I say, "How much you want for that?", I go into the store
The man says, "Three dollars", "All right", I say, "Will you take four?"
Poor boy - never say die
Things will be all right by and by

Workin' like on the mainline, workin' like the devil
The game is the same it's just up on a different level
Poor boy, dressed in black
Police at your back

Poor boy in a red hot town
Out beyond the twinklin' stars
Ridin' first class trains making the rounds
Tryin' to keep from fallin' between the cars

Othello told Desdemona, "I'm cold, cover me with a blanket
By the way, what happened to that poison wine?"
She says, "I gave it to you, you drank it"
Poor boy, layin' 'em straight pickin' up the cherries fallin' off the plate

Time and love has branded me with its claws
Had to go to Florida, dodgin' them Georgia laws
Poor boy, in the hotel called the Palace of Gloom
Calls down to room service, says, "Send up a room"

My mother was a daughter of a wealthy farmer
My father was a traveling salesman, I never met him
When my mother died, my uncle took me in, he ran a funeral parlor
He did a lot of nice things for me and I won't forget him

All I know is that I'm thrilled by your kiss
I don't know any more than this
Poor boy, pickin' up sticks
Build ya a house out of mortar and bricks

Knockin' on the door, I say, "Who is it and where are you from?"
Man says, "Freddy!" I say, "Freddy who?" He says, "Freddy or not here I come."
Poor boy 'neath the stars that shine
Washin' them dishes, feedin' them swine

CD 1
  • 1 Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  • 2 Mississippi
  • 3 Summer Days
  • 4 Bye and Bye
  • 5 Lonesome Day Blues
  • 6 Floater (Too Much to Ask)
  • 7 High Water (For Charley Patton)
  • 8 Moonlight
  • 9 Honest With Me
  • 10 Po' Boy
  • 11 Cry a While
  • 12 Sugar Baby
    CD 2
  • 1 I Was Young When I Left Home
  • 2 The Times They Are A-Changin' (alternate version)

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099750436493
    script: Latin