Flatt and Scruggs sing about a Newsie

Keeping with today’s Newsies theme, here’s a Youtube clip of LEster Flatt and Earl Scruggs performing “Jimmie Brown, the Newsboy”

I sell the morning papers sir my name is Jimmy Brown
Everybody knows that I’m the newsboy of the town
You can hear me yellin’ Morning Star runnin’ along the street
Got no hat upon my head no shoes upon my feet

Never mind sir how I look don’t look at me and frown
Sell the morning papers sir my name is Jimmy Brown
I’m awful cold and hungry sir my clothes is mighty thin
Wander bout from place to place my daily bread to win

My father died a drunkard sir I’ve heard my mother say
I am helpin’ mother sir as I journey on my way
My mother always tells me sir I’ve nothing in the world to lose
I’ll get a place in heaven sir to sell the Gospel News

I sell the morning papers sir…

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