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Poor Boy

Poor Boy

Woody Guthrie (1912–1967) was perhaps the most important folk musician of the twentieth century, inspiring a generation of singers and musicians such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and many more. Guthrie sang about many topics, but he was particularly known for being a voice of the poor and downtrodden, and the recordings on Poor Boy showcase this side of his work. The recordings were made in the mid-1940s and were originally released under the name Bed on the Floor.

Six tracks feature additional singing by Cisco Houston (1918–1961), and two feature harmonica accompaniment by Sonny Terry (1911–1986).

The liner notes feature an excerpt from Born to Win, Guthrie’s book of drawings, letters, lyrics, and stories.

Track Listing

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Baltimore to Washington Woody Guthrie 2:58
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102
Little Black Train Woody Guthrie 2:30
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103
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Woody Guthrie 2:29
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104
Slip Knot Woody Guthrie 2:34
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105
Poor Boy Woody Guthrie 2:25
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106
Mean Talking Blues Woody Guthrie 3:27
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107
Stepstone Woody Guthrie 2:57
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Bed on the Floor Woody Guthrie 2:27
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202
Little Darling Woody Guthrie 2:13
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Miner's Song Woody Guthrie 2:14
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204
Train Blues Woody Guthrie 3:19
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Danville Girl #2 Woody Guthrie 3:23
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I Ride an Old Paint Woody Guthrie 3:04
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