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    "Po' Folks" Lyrics

    Connie Smith

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    There's a whole lotta people lookin' down their noses at me
    'Cause I didn't come from a wealthy family
    There was ten of us livin' in a two room shack
    On the banks of the river by the railroad track
    We kept chickens in a pen in the back
    And everybody said we was po' folks
    My daddy was a farmer but all he ever raised was us
    Dug a forty foot well struck thirty-six gallons of dust
    Salvation Army give us clothes to wear
    A man from the county came to cut our hair
    We lived next door to a millionaire
    But we wadn't nothin' but po' folks
    We was po' folks livin' in a rich folks world
    We sure was a hungry bunch
    If the wolf had ever come to our front door
    He'd've had to brought a picnic lunch
    My grandaddy's pension was a dollar and thirty-three cents
    That was ten dollar 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 was too broke to even pay heed
    But that's how it is when you're po' folks
    We was po' folks livin' in a rich folks world
    We sure was a hungry bunch
    If the wolf had ever come to our front door
    He'd've had to brought a picnic lunch
    But we had something in our house money can't buy
    Kept us warm in the winter cool when the sun was high
    For whenever we didn't have food enough
    And the howlin' winds would get pretty rough
    We patched the cracks and set the table with love
    Cause that's what you do when you're po' folks
    And we weren't nothin' but po' folks
    My mom and my dad was po' folks
    My brother and my sister was po' folks
    My dog and my cat was po' folks
    And even the po' folks was po' folks
    This song was submitted on August 17th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Bill Anderson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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