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Jimmy Brown The Newsboy

 
Chorus:
I [G] sell the morn-ing pa-per sir, my name is Jim-mie [D7] Brown,
Ev’ry-body knows me, I'm the news-boy of the [G] town.  
 
You can hear me yell-ing “Morn-ing Star”, walk-ing on the [D7] street 
Got no hat up-on my head, no shoes up-on my [G] feet.
 
Nev-er mind sir, how I look, don't look at me and [D7] frown,
I sell the morn-ing paper sir, my name is Jim-mie [G] Brown.
 
Repeat Chorus:
 
Im aw-ful cold and hun-gry sir ,my clothes are migh-ty [D7] thin;
I wander ‘bout from place to place , my daily bread to [G] win.
 
My fath-er died a drunk-ard sir ,I've heard my moth-er [D7] say;
I am help-ing Mot-her sir, as I jour-ney on my [G] way.
 
Repeat Chorus:
 
My moth-er al-ways tells me sir ,there’s nothing in the world to [D7] lose;
I'll get a place in Hea-ven sir ,to sell the Gos-pel [G] news.
 
Repeat Chorus:
 
 
I [Em] sell the mor-ning [C] pa-per sir, my [D7] name is Jim-mie [G] Brown. **
 

** Bridge: this "minor" bridge was used by several Starday bluegrass artists in the 1950's and 1960's

Transcribed by Mike Robertson,  Meaford,Ontario,Canada

Another slight variation from Guy Mount

JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY by Carter Family

Sing and play with CD in Bb

Instrumental Intro: play 1st verse + chorus.

[G] I'm very cold and hungry sir, my clothes are worn and [D7] thin;

I wander ‘bout from place to place, my daily bread to [G] win.

Instrumental (verse + chorus)

[G] Don't never mind sir, how I look, don't swear at me or [D7] frown,

I sell the morning paper sir, my name is Jimmy [G] Brown.

Instrumental (verse + chorus)

Chorus:

[G] I sell the morning paper sir, my name is Jimmy [D7] Brown,

Most everybody knows I am the newsboy of the [G] town.

Instrumental (verse + chorus)

[G] My father was a drunkard sir, I've heard my mother {D7} say,

But I am helping mother as I journey on my {G} way.

Instrumental (verse + chorus)

[G] I sell the morning paper sir, my name is Jimmy [D7] Brown,

Most everybody knows I am the newsboy of the [G] town.

Instrumental (repeat chorus}







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