“Po' Boy (I)”


"My mammy's in the cold cold ground, My daddy went away... now I've gone astray. I sit here in the prison, I do the best I can, But I get to thinkin' of the woman I love; She ran away with another man." The singer tried to rob a mail train, but was caught


  1. Sandburg, pp. 30-32, "Po' Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, San030


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sandburg)
Found in: US(So)