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Posted By: GUEST,Guest : Music Index / Timberland Library Sys
15-Aug-07 - 08:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Poor Howard / Green Corn (Leadbelly)
Subject: ADD: Poor Howard (from Leadbelly)
Poor Howard
(Huddie Ledbetter)

Poor Howard's dead and gone
Left me here to sing this song
Poor Howard's dead and gone
Left me here to sing this song
Poor Howard's dead and gone
Poor Howard's dead and gone
Poor Howard's dead and gone
Left me here to sing this song

Who's been here since I've been gone?
Pretty little girl with a red dress on (repeat twice)

Who's been here since I've been gone?
Great big man with a derby on.. (repeat twice)

Source Folksinger's Wordbook 1973 Attributed to "Huddie Ledbetter" (Leadbelly), copyright Folkways, 1936