Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home-Gus Cannon

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Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home-Gus Cannon
Cannon, banjo played slide in G tuning at F, Blind Blake, guitar in G position, standard tuning at F
NOTE: Dashes indicate places where the banjo starts or finishes a vocal line.

Been a poor ol' boy an’ a long ways from home
- - - long way from home
Been a poor ol’ boy and a long ways from home

I got ‘rested, no money to buy my fine
--- money to buy my fine
I got ‘rested, no money to buy my fine

Said, I guess I'll have to catch the Frisco out in this land
--- catch the Frisco out
Lord, I guess I have to catch that Frisco out

Man, if that don't do I'm gwine … woods a while
--- try the woods a while
Yeah

I cried, "Hello Central, gi’ me---
--- your long-distance phone."
I cried, "Hello Central, give me your long-distance phone."
(SPOKEN: She ask me what number did I want)

I cried, “Please ma'am give me 1349”
--- “1349”
I cried, “Please ma'am give me 1349”

Tried to phone it to ---
Tried to phone it to ---
Tried to phone it to ---

Tell her send me little---
Tell her send me little money
Tell her send me little money
Oh, to buy my fine

She cried, "The bucket's got---
She cried, "The bucket got a---
She cried, "The bucket got---
Lord, ‘twon’t hold no beer."

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