Lonesome Man

“Lonesome Man” is the second song in the cycle Blue Mountain Ballads. Ragtime rhythms in the accompaniment provide a perfect foundation.

Date: 1946Composer: Paul BowlesText: Tennessee WilliamsSong Collection: Blue Mountain Ballads

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    Lonesome Man
    by Tennessee Williams

    My chair rock-rocks by the door all day
    But nobody ever stops my way,
    Nobody ever stops by my way.

    My teef chaw-chaw on an old ham bone an’
    I do the dishes all alone,
    I do the dishes all by my lone.

    My feet clop-clop on the hardwood floor ‘cause
    I won’t buy love at the hardware store,
    I don’t want love from the mercantile store.

    Now the clock tick-tocks by my single bed while
    the moon looks down on my sleepless head,
    While the moon grins down at an ole fool’s head.

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    Blue Mountain Ballads

    Composer(s): Paul Bowles

    Song(s): 1. Heavenly Grass
    2. Lonesome Man
    3. Cabin
    4. Sugar in the Cane

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