MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
I’m A Poor Unfortunate Miserable Man
Bobby O'Brien NFLD 2 Tape 8 Track 3
Trepassey Audio:
Ballad

FEMALE VOICE: You want to stand up Bob or sit down?
LEACH: Just sing now all right now go ahead
BOBBY O'BRIEN: (sings)

I’m a poor unfortunate miserable man
An I’ll tell you the reason I’m so
I was traveling around the whole livelong day
An' looking for something to do

First l invented the heel for a shoe
An' a very fine model l made l made
It as if it would never wear out
For l'm a shoemaker by trade

l was here and there and everywhere
Into every old boot and shoe store
But they told me there my intention was clear
For someone had been there before

What is the reason that I’m always late
For there's nothing I ever went for
But for to find out boy l am behind time
For someone has been there before

l courted a girl and she lived way out west
And l love her as dear as my life
One night as l went to impose upon her
And ask her if she' d be my wife

What do you think but she give me the sock
And she kicked me right over the door
She said it was nonsense to impose upon her
For someone had been there before

What is the reason that I’m always late
For there's nothing I ever went for
But for to find out why I am behind time
For someone has been there before


Notes

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