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Homeless Man Blues
HBR composer:   Zachary Matthews
times played:   total: 44 
first: 06/26/03
last: 12/01/07
shows since last: 559
musical key:   Bb
primary vocalist(s):   Zachary Matthews
instrumentation:  [underline indicates "primary" instrument where multiple are listed]
Bryan:  bass
Nat:  guitar
Zachary:  mandolin
Aaron:  fiddle
Erik:  flute
lyrics:  

He wakes up
He combs his hair
It's six in the morning
So I stare
He puts on his socks
And then he puts on his shoes
Rolls up his bed
He is ready to cruise

(chorus:)
Homeless man blues
Homeless man
What else can we do?

Asleep on the lawn
[He's] underneath the palm
His shoes in a plastic bag
They're laid by his side
But his head he hides
It's a noisy, noisy traffic jam

(chorus)

It's cold
He's getting old
Well how long can he stay in this way?
He can't help feeling scared
It's not fair [though]
To be without a home
All alone
With the blues of a homeless man

Now he's holding up a sign
He's asking for a dime
He'll work for food or a bed
How about just a smile
To brighten up his day
[But you] step on the gas instead

[last verse improvised on occasion]

 
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