Who Sang How Can a Poor Boy?? Van Morrison & Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Duets: Re‚ÄźWorking the Catalogue cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2015-3-16
length: 6:36
producer: Van Morrison
Lyrics
Had my congregation, had my flock
When I was a shepherd of men
Chased the wild goose, chased the pot of gold
Chased the rainbows end

How can a poor boy deliver this message to you?
How can a poor boy? You don't believe anything that's true

Had my rise, had my downfall
Now I'm gonna rise up again
Had my degrees, my initiations
Not speaking to the profane

How can a poor boy get this message to you?
How can a poor boy when you don't believe a thing that's true?

I've been anointed, been appointed
Even been magnified
Spied a chapel all of gold
The priest was laying down with the swine

How can a poor boy get a little message to you?
How can a poor boy when you don't believe anything is true?
How can a poor boy get this message through to you?
How can a poor boy when you don't believe a single thing is true?

Watch the illusion of false security
Play of the shadows that move
Tell me what evil lurks in the hearts of men
Only the shadow knows

How can a poor boy get this message to you?
How can a poor boy when you don't believe a thing that's true, for you
When you don't believe a thing, nothing that's true for you
How can a poor boy ever get next to you?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Some Peace of Mind
  • 2 If I Ever Needed Someone
  • 3 Higher Than the World
  • 4 Wild Honey
  • 5 Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby
  • 6 Carrying a Torch
  • 7 The Eternal Kansas City
  • 8 Streets of Arklow
  • 9 These Are the Days
  • 10 Get On With the Show
  • 11 Rough God Goes Riding
  • 12 Fire in the Belly
  • 13 Born to Sing
  • 14 Irish Heartbeat
  • 15 Real Real Gone
  • 16 How Can a Poor Boy?

  • Release information
    label: RCA
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 888750684424
    script: Latin