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A Poor Boy’s Tune

Words and Music: Cornelius Eady

I want something to eat,
Shoes on my feet,
Take my eyes from the floor.
I want some smarts in my head,
A roof and a bed,
Cold cash, and a lock on the door.

Is this asking for the moon?
Is this world so ruined
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Well, it’s a poor boy’s tune,
Politely asking you
A legal way out of this fix.

I want a clean shirt on my back,
To drive a Cadillac,
I’m not going to tell you that I don’t.
Brush this life like dust from my shoes,
Give me a break, and see if I won’t.

Well, it’s a poor boy’s tune,
Politely asking you
A legal way out of this fix.
Is this asking for the moon,
Is this world so ruined
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

CE: Acoustic Guitar, Vocal
Charlie Rauh: Lead Electric Guitar

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from CHEAP HOTEL EP, released December 15, 2015

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Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic New York, New York

Cornelius Eady is the author of 8 books of poetry, lives in NYC and MO and is the co-founder of Cave Canem. The band Rough Magic came out of the sessions for his CD/Chapbook BOOK OF HOOKS. (Kattywompus Press, Jan. 2013)

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