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The Poor Orphan Boy Lyrics

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The Poor Orphan Boy, The Carter Family song lyrics and guitar chords, I've no idea who the writer is and assumed it was an old Irish song until I heard The Carter Family sing it. I got the guitar chords from Marc Fahrbach from Germany who has helped this site immensely. The song is a special request for John Heneghan.

POOR LITTLE ORPHAN BOY 3/4 (The Carter Family)


Intro: D-A-D-A


My (D)mother died when (A)I was (D)young

My (G)sisters (A)they were (D)sad

They lay their hands u(A)pon my (D)head

And (G)taught me (A)how to (D)pray (A)



So (D)now my mother she's (G)gone to (D)rest

In the land of purest (A)joy

And I (D)wonder if she (A)thinks of (D)me

Her (G)poor little or(A)phan (D)boy A-D-A


When (D)I was only (A)two years (D)old

I (G)never (A)shall for(D)get

A parting kiss she (A)gave to (D)me

I (G)sometimes (A)feel it (D)yet (A)




When (D)I was sick and (A)every (D)hour

She (G)watched me (A)as I (D)lay

And with her kind and (A)gentle (D)hand

She (G)soothed me (A)tender(D)ly (A)




So (D)now I press this (A)world a(D)lone

Her (G)love with (A)me shall (D)stay

And from the throne a(A)bove the (D)skies

Her (G)smile shall (A)rest on (D)me (A)




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