Thursday, May 04, 2006

Hard Times Come Again No More

Watch this video of Bruce Springsteen at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, singing his re-worked version of Blind Alfred Reed's classic blues song, How Can A Poor Man Stand Stand Such Times And Live?

Sample new lyrics:
There's bodies floating on Canal and the Levee's gone to hell,
Martha get me my sixteen gage and some dry shells,
Them who got out of town and them who ain't got left to drown,
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

Rough times demand solace in old songs.


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