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Owensboro

Song by Natalie Merchant
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Song Lyrics

Well, I lived in a town

Way down south

By the name of Owensboro

And I worked in a mill

With the rest of the 'trash'

As we're often called

As you know

Well, we rise up early

In the morning

And we work all day real hard

To buy our little meat and bread

Buy sugar, tea, and lard

Well, our children they

Grow, grow up unlearned

With no time to go to school

Almost before they learn to walk

They learn to spin and to spool

Well, the folks in town

They dress so fine

And spend their money free

But they would hardly look

At a factory hand

That dresses like you or me

Would you let them wear

Their watches fine

Let them wear their gems

And pearly strings

But when that day

Of judgement comes

They'll have to share

Their pretty things

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 6 The House Carpenter´s Dagther Album
1 12 Retrospective 1995-2005 Compilation 2005
1 9 The House Carpenter's Daughter Studio Album 2003
1 12 Retrospective 1990-2005 Compilation 2005
1 9 The House Carpenter's Daughter Studio Album 2003
1 12 Retrospective 1990-2005 (disc 1) 2005
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Natalie Anne Merchant (born October 26, 1963) is an American alternative rock singer-songwriter. She joined the band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, and was lead vocalist and primary lyricist for the group. She remained ... View All »
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Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter
Track Song Title Duration
1 Sally Ann 5:48
2 Which Side Are You On? 5:04
3 Crazy Man Michael 5:14
4 Diver Boy 4:46
5 Weeping Pilgrim 4:14
6 Soldier, Soldier 2:28
7 Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow 3:22
8 House Carpenter 6:01
9 Owensboro 4:22
10 Down On Penny's Farm 3:44
11 Poor Wayfaring Stranger 4:17
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Natalie Merchant

Natalie Anne Merchant (born October 26, 1963) is an American alternative rock singer-songwriter. She joined the band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, and was lead vocalist and primary ... View All »
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