Mudcat Café message #19652 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3772   Message #19652
Posted By: dwditty
21-Jan-98 - 09:10 PM
Thread Name: Songs about the homeless
Subject: Lyr Add: MORNING GLORY^^
Tim Buckley's Morning Glory qualifies, I think, from both sides of the coin:

G Cmaj7 I lit my purest candle close to my G Cmaj7 Window, hoping it would catch the eye G Cmaj7 Of any vagabond who passed it by Am C G And I waited in my fleeting house

Before he came I felt him drawing near As he neared I felt the ancient fear That he had come to wound my door, and jeer And I waited in my fleeting house

D C Em Cmaj7 "Tell me stories," I called to the Hobo; D C Em Cmaj7 "Stories of cold," I smiled at the Hobo; D C Em Cmaj7 "Stories of old," I knelt to the Hobo; Am C G And he stood before me in my fleeting house

"No," said the Hobo, "No more tales of time; Don't ask me now to wash away the grime; I can't come in 'cause it's too high a climb," And he walked away from my fleeting house

"Then you be damned!" I screamed to the Hobo; "Leave me alone," I wept to the Hobo; "Turn into stone," I knelt to the Hobo; And he walked away from my fleeting house

Outro: D / / / C / Em / Cmaj7

Also, if you run across an album called "Sin & Soul" by Oscar Brown, Jr.(circa 1960) - pick it up. It is now out on CD. While this stuff is actually classified as jazz, I find it closer to "urban" folk. One song - Somebody Buy Me A Drink - fits this thread nicely.