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The Poor Ditching Boy Lyrics

"The Poor Ditching Boy" was written by Thompson Richard John.
"The Poor Ditching Boy" was written by Thompson Richard John.

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Was there ever a winter so cold and so sad
The river too weary to flood
The storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood

I was looking for trouble to tangle my line
But trouble came looking for me
I knew I was standing on treacherous ground
I was sinking too fast to run free

With her scheming, idle ways
She left me poor enough
The storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood

I would not be asking, I would not be seen
A-beggin on mountain or hill
But Im ready and blind with my hands tied behind
Ive neither a mind nor a will

With her scheming, idle ways
She left me poor enough
The storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood

Its bitter the need of the poor ditching boy
Hell always believe what they say
They tell him its hard to be honest and true
Does he mind if he doesnt get paid?

With her scheming, idle ways
She left me poor enough
The storming wind cut through to my skin
But she cut through to my blood

Songwriters
Thompson Richard John

Published by
PUBCO;WARLOCK MUSIC, LTD.

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