I've been all around your dirty old city been all around your dirty old town [shades of ewan maccoll --.ed] i've slept in your alleys, i've slept in your subways hunger and cold, they follow me down Chorus: hunger and cold, hunger and cold i wouldn't mind but i'm growing so old but as low as i am, you know i'm still a man and i wouldn't mind but i'm growing so old only last year i was rolling in money only last year the good times would roll only last year my friends were so many but only last year was so long ago (Chorus) it's all so easy to throw me in prison it's all so easy to just walk on by but it's not so easy to see a man hungry it's not so easy to look in his eye (Chorus) yes there's poison in my cheap rotten liquor there's poison in every old garbage can but the worst kind of poison is in your own brain when you look at me and forget i'm a man.
This song (along with Changing Hands) appeared on the album Broadside Reunion (Folkways FR5315) 1972.
Transcribed by dave cohen.
Copyright 1965 barricade music
21 Apr 97 trent