the sun never shines on the poor Richard Thompson
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 01:16:37 -0500 From: Thomas LaBelle To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: CRD: t/thompson richard/the sun never shines on the poor.crd Here' s a terrific song from Richard & Linda Thompson's "Hokey Pokey" album. If you capo 3rd fret it's pretty close. If anyone has tabbed any of it I'd be glad to see it. The Sun Never Shines On The Poor by Richard Thompson F The urchins are writhing around in the mud F# Like eels playing tag in a barrel Bb Gm The old Sally Army plays mournful & sweet Dm Bb A As they play an old Christmasy carol F The world is as dark as a black night in hell F# What kind of place can this be? Bb Gm Oh! People like hermit crabs run into doorways Dm Fearing to say, Bb A7 "Do you feel as downtrodden as me?" CHORUS Dm Ting-a-ling ting-a-ling A7 The devil, he leans on your bell Bb Gm7 A7 The future looks black as before (A7) And the sun never shines, Dm The sun never shines on the poor! The rich man he dreams of his gold and his plate And his house and his car and his women The poor man he dreams of his one room estate And his pay packet short by one shilling The last penny falls through a hole in your jeans Now ain't that the way when you're down? Just walking in circles for the rest of your life And feeling so low that your chin scrapes along on the ground. Now some of the people are poor in the purse They don't have the cash at the ready And some of the people they're crippled and lame They can never stand up true and steady And some of the people are poor in the head Like the simpleton fools that you see But most of the people are poor in the heart That's the worst kind of poor, That's the worst kind of poor you can be! Hope it helps! Any improvements welcome. submitted by Thomas LaBelle email@example.com
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