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HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE ? Lyrics

"HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE ?" was written by Alfred Reed.
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Well, the doctor comes around with his face all bright
And he says, "In a little while you'll be all right"
All he gives is a humbug pill, dose of dope and a great big bill
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

Well there once was a time when every thing was cheap
But now prices nearly puts a man to sleep
When we get our grocery bill, we just feel like making our will
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

Prohibitions good if it's conducted right
There's no sense in shooting a man 'til he shows flight
Officers kill without a cause then they complain about the funny laws
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live?

Songwriters
Alfred Reed

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