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Poor Man's Son  Charlie Robison

Charlie Robison Poor Man's Son written by Bruce Robison
Charlie's Version Bruce's Version
Rich Brotherton guitar Chris Gage guitar
Charlie Sexton guitar Marty Muse steel guitar
John Ludwick bass Ponty Bone accordion
Mark Petterson drums Erik Hokkanen fiddle
Riley Osbourn organ Dave Heath bass
Lloyd Maines steel guitar Mike Broussard drums
Kelly Willis harmony
Charlie Robison harmony
[G]I was a boy I was a good little boy
Wantin in the playground [D]fun
They said ah na ney boy you can't play
Cause you were born a poor man's [G]son
[G]I met a girl she was a pretty little girl
Would you be my only [D]one
She said meet me where nobody can see
Cause you were born a poor man's [G]son
I spent [C]all my l[G]ifetime
Thinking what I coulda [C]done
While I worked my f[G]ingers to the [D]bone
I met a [G]man he was business man
I said I'm a hard working son of a [D]gun
He said you know the rules
You should've stayed in school
Cause you were born a poor man's [G]son
SOLO
I spent [C]all my l[G]ifetime
Thinking what I coulda [C]done
While I worked my f[G]ingers to the [D]bone
I met a[G] guy he was a crazy guy
He said I'm going to get me [D]some
Let's go across the tracks where
They keep that jack
All we need is a little black [G]gun
[G]They got the hounds and the tracked us down
They said we know what you have [D]done
You're gonna do the time it's gonna fit the crime
You shoulda shot a poor man's [G]son
You shoulda [D]shot a poor man's [G]son
You shoulda [D]shot a poor man's [C]son[D] [G]
>From Charlie Robison "Life Of The Party"
Lucky Dog Records 1998
Bruce Robison Music/Tiltawhirl Music(BMI)
>From Austin Country Nights
Watermelon Records

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