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Motherless Children

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15 Oct 1962
cd imgTHE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
cd imgGASLIGHT TAPES (T-104)

  Live, Gaslight Cafˇ, NYC - 15.oct.1962  

Motherless children run a hard road when your mother is dead
Motherless children run a hard road when your mother is dead
Motherless children run a hard road, a hard road, a hard road
Motherless children run a hard road when your mother is dead

Your father will do the best he can when your mother is dead
Your father will do the best he can when your mother is dead
Your father will do the best he can
But he just does not understand
Motherless children run a hard road when your mother is dead

Now, there's some people say your sister might do when your mother is dead
Now, there's some people say your sister might do when your mother is dead
Some people say your sister will do
Soon as she married, turn her back on you
Motherless children run a hard road when your mother is dead

You can dig my grave with a bloody spade when I'm dead
You can dig my grave with a bloody spade when I'm dead
You can dig my grave with a bloody spade
See that my digger gets well paid
Motherless children run a hard road when your mother is dead

Jesus won't be no mother to you when your mother is dead
Jesus won't be no mother to you when your mother is dead
Jesus won't be no mother to you
His trials and tribulations won't see you through
Motherless children run a hard road when your mother is dead  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

15 Oct 1962 1 THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
GASLIGHT TAPES (b)