Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Nick Drake

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This Nick Drake song popped up on random play on the faithful iPod last night whilst I watched Argentina v Peru with the sound down.

It features P.P Arnold who I recently posted about HERE

“Poor Boy” – Nick Drake

Never sing for my supper
I never help my neighbour
Never do what is proper
For my share of labour.

I’m a poor boy
And I’m a rover
Count your coins and
Throw them over my shoulder
I may grow older
Nobody knows
How cold it grows
And nobody sees
How shaky my knees
Nobody cares
How steep my stairs
And nobody smiles
If I cross their stiles.

Oh poor boy
So sorry for himself
Oh poor boy
So worried for his health.
You may say every day
Where will he stay tonight.

Never know what I came for
Seems that I’ve forgotten
Never ask what I came for
Or how I was begotten.

I’m a poor boy
And I’m a ranger
Things I say
May seem stranger than Sunday
Changing to Monday.
Nobody knows
How cold it flows
And nobody feels
The worn down heels
Nobody’s eyes
Make the skies
Nobody spreads
Their aching heads.

Oh poor boy
So worried for his life
Oh poor boy
So keen to take a wife.

He’s a mess but he’ll say yes
If you just dress in white.

Nobody knows
How cold it blows
And nobody sees
How shaky my knees
Nobody cares
How steep my stairs
And nobody smiles
If you cross their stiles.

Oh poor boy
So sorry for himself
Oh poor boy
So worried for his health.
You may say every day
Where will he stay tonight.

Oh poor boy
So worried for his life
Oh poor boy
So keen to take a wife.

Oh poor boy
So sorry for himself
Oh poor boy
So worried for his health
Oh poor boy.

bryter lyter

To buy the music of Nick Drake click HERE

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October 11, 2009 - Posted by | Old Music | ,

5 Comments »

  1. This is one of the most under rated artists in history. I accidentally stumbled upon his music 5 years ago and was astounded by his story. Thank you for continuing the memory.

    Comment by Neill Silva | June 13, 2010 | Reply

    • No thanks required it is a pleasure to do so.

      Enjoy and thanks for dropping in.

      HD

      Comment by thehelplessdancer | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. NRD is without a doubt and by far my favorite guitarist of all time. His use of altered tuning and style of fingerpicking continue to engage the listener with an instant intimacy that stands alone as completely unique. I am so pleased to find people still discovering this man and his craft.

    Comment by SquidDog | August 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. I recently discovered his magic…so sad!

    Comment by pasvoler5 | February 20, 2011 | Reply

    • Though his story is indeed sad his magic will be with us forever.

      Thanks for dropping in

      HD

      Comment by thehelplessdancer | February 21, 2011 | Reply


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