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Harry “Haywire Mac” McClintock

"Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" (karaoke)

"Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" (sheet music)


When springtime does come, 0h, won't we have fun?
We'll throw off our jobs, and we'll go on the bum.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

Well, why don't you work as other folk do?
How in hell can I work when there's no work to do?

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

Now, why do you work eight hours or more?
Two of us could have jobs if you'd only work four.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

Why speed up like that 'til you're ready to fall?
If you'd slow down a bit, there'd be work for us all.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

Oh, I like my boss: he's a good friend of mine.
And that's why I'm starving out on the breadline.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

Whenever I get all the money I've earned,
The boss will be broke, and to work he must turn.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

Well, why don't you save all the money you earn?
Hell, if I didn't eat, I'd have money to burn.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

I went to a bar, and I asked for a drink.
I was given a glass and then showed to a sink. /

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

I went to a house; I asked for some bread.
The lady said, "Bum, bum, the baker is dead."

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

If you can't find a job, and they won't give you bread,
Find a kindhearted cop, and he'll beat on your head.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

I can't buy a job for I don't have the dough;
So, I ride in a boxcar for I'm a hobo.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

But don't you complain; don't open your eyes;
Don't talk revolution; and don't organize.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

Hallelujah, I'm a bum; Hallelujah, bum, again;
Hallelujah, give us a handout to revive us again.

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