JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY

from by Mother's Boys

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Written in 1875 by a steamboat captain, this song has been a perennial favorite.

lyrics

JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY

I'm very cold and hungry, sir
My clothes are worn and thin
I wander about from place to place
My daily bread to win

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
But never mind, sir, how I look
Don't swear at me or frown
I sell the morning papers, sir
My name is Jimmy Brown
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
I sell the morning papers, sir
My name is Jimmy Brown
Most everybody knows
I am the newsboy of the town
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
My father was a drunkard, sir
I've heard my mother say
But I am helping mother out
By journeying on the way
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
I sell the morning papers, sir
My name is Jimmy Brown
Most everybody knows
I am the newsboy of the town

credits

from Home Among The Hills, released July 18, 2017
David Jackson, vocal + bass; Rick Cunha, harmony + guitar; Peter Feldmann, harmony + mandolin.

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