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Homeless  J J Cale
















[C]She said she had no money But he was in doubt    [G]
[Am]He told her, "I used to be in too"
But now[Em] he was out
[F]"Spare some small change lady
[G]And I'll be on my way"         [Am]

[C]She looked into his eyes And deep in his soul  [G]
[Am]I know she was wondering
If h[Em]e was in control
She mutt[F]ered to herself, "Those beggars,          [G]
Where do they all come from?"      [Am]

[Am]He said, "I'[C]m not a homeless man              [G]
I'm a gyp[F]sy by trade    [Em]
And I'm travell[Am]ing this land
I'm not[G] a homeless man"                        [Am]

[C]He moved through the streets  With his headband low           [G]
Never thinki[Am]ng he would never see
That woman[Em] again, you know
[F]Just sleeping in the doorways
And alley[G]s like he always had            [Am]
[C]The years rolled by And later on   [G]
He spott[Am]ed an old woman All tattered and worn [Em]



Har[F]d times had got her
He[G]r clothes were ragged and old                [Am]
She said, "I'm not[C] a homeless woman               [G]
I'm a gyps[F]y by trade  And I[Em]'m travelling this l[Am]and
I'm not a[G] homeless woman"                      [Am]

[C]Sometime in the daytime Sometimes at night [G]

You will see a c[Am]ouple walking They'll come into sight     [Em]
[F]Pushing their carts          [G]
And holding hands    [Am]

[C]If you ask to help They'll just run away[G]
[Am]Like little children, out to[Em] play
[F]And if you ask, "Who are you"               [G]
They'll always say       [Am]

[C]"I'm not a homeless man              [G]
I'm a gyps[F]y by trade            [Em]
And I'm travell[Am]ing this land

She's not[G] a homeless woman
I'm not a homel[Am]ess man"


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