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Po' Folks  Bill Anderson

There's a w[G]hole lot of people lookin' d[D7]own their noses at [G]me,
Cause I didn't come from a w[D7]ealthy fam[G]ily,
There were t[C]en of us livin' in a t[G]wo room shack,
On the b[D7]anks of the river by the r[G]ailroad tracks,
We k[C]ept chickens in a p[G]en in the back,
And ever'body said we were [D7]Po' Folks,


(verse 2)
My d[G]addy was a farmer, but [D7]all he ever raised was [G]us,
He dug a forty-foot well, struck t[D7]hrirty six gallons of d[G]ust,
The S[C]alvation Army gave us c[G]lothes to wear,
A m[D7]an from the County came to [G]cut our hair,
We l[C]ived next door to a m[G]illionaire,
But [D7]we wasn't nothin' but [G]Po' Folks,


(chorus)
We was [C]Po' Folks livin' in a r[G]ich folks world,
We s[D7]ure was a hungry b[G]unch,
If the w[C]olf had ever come to o[G]ur front door,
[A7]He'd a had to brought a p[D7]icnic lunch,


(verse 3)
My granddaddy's pension was a dollar and thirty-three cents,
That was ten dollars less than the landlord wanted for rent,
The landlord's letters got nasty, indeed,
He wrote Get out, but Pa couldn't read,
And we were too broke, to even pay heed,
But that's how it is, when you're Po' Folks,


(chorus)
We was [C]Po' Folks livin' in a r[G]ich folks world,
We s[D7]ure was a hungry b[G]unch,
If the w[C]olf had ever come to o[G]ur front door,
[A7]He'd a had to brought a p[D7]icnic lunch,


(verse 4)
But [G]we had somethin' in our [D7]house, money can't buy,
Kept us warm in the winter, c[D7]ool when the sun was [G]high,
For w[C]henever we didn't have food e[G]nough,
And the h[D7]owlin' winds, would g[G]et pretty rough,
We p[C]atched the cracks and set the [G]table with Love,
Cause t[D7]hat's what you do, when you're [G]Po' Folks,


(ending)
And [D7]we wasn't nothin' but [G]Po' Folks,
My m[D7]om and my dad was [G]Po' Folks,
My b[D7]rother and my sister was [G]Po' folks,
My d[D7]og and my cat was [G]Po' folks,
And e[D7]ven the Po' Folks was [G]Po' folks,

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