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Thread #34074   Message #458410
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-May-01 - 09:17 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
Subject: Correction: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
Looks like the lyrics in the database may be missing a couplet. Anybody got a completely verifiable version of the song?
-Joe Offer-
Jimmy Brown, The Newsboy
(A.P.Carter)

I sell the morning papers sir my name is Jimmy Brown
Everybody knows that I'm the newsboy of the town
You will hear me yelling "Morning Star" as I run along the street
I have no hat upon my head no shoes upon my feet

Never mind sir how I look don't look at me and frown
I sell the morning papers sir my name is Jimmy Brown
I'm awful cold and hungry sir my clothes are torn and thin
I wander 'bout from place to place my daily bread to win

My father died a drunkard sir I've heard my mother say
I am helping mother sir as I journey on my way
My mother always tells me sir there's nothing in the world to lose
I'll get a place in heaven sir to sell the Gospel News

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