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How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live

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First time played on: 20/04/2006

Latest time played on: 06/05/2014

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Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Episode: How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live

Source: www.alphabeticalspringsteen.com

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Lyrics

There was once a time when everything was cheap
But now prices almost puts a man to sleep
When we pay our grocery bill
We just feel like making our will
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live

I remember when dry goods were cheap as dirt
We could take two bits and buy a dandy shirt
Now we pay three bucks or more

Maybe get a shirt that another man wore
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live

Well I used to trade with a man by the name of Gray
Flour was fifty cents for a twenty-four pound bag
Now it's a dollar and a half beside
Just like a skinning off a flea for the hide
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live

Oh the schools we have today ain't worth a cent

But they see to it that every child is sent
If we don't send everyday
We have a heavy fine to pay
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live

Prohibition's good if 'tis conducted right
There's no sense in shooting a man 'til he shows flight
Officers kill without a cause
They complain about funny laws

Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live

Most our preachers preach for gold and not for souls
That's what keeps a poor man always in a hole
We can hardly get our breath
Taxed and schooled and preached to death
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live

Oh it's time for every man to be awake
We pay fifty cents a pound when we ask for steak

When we get our package home
A little wad of paper with gristle and a bone
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live

Well the doctor comes around with a face all bright
And he says in a little while you'll be all right
All he gives is a humbug pill
A dose of dope and a great big bill
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live
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20/04/2006Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
24/04/2006Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
25/04/2006Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
26/04/2006Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJUnited States
30/04/2006New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LAUnited States
05/05/2006The Point, DublinIreland
07/05/2006The Manchester Evening News Arena, ManchesterGreat Britain
08/05/2006Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, LondonGreat Britain
09/05/2006St. Lukes Church, LondonGreat Britain
10/05/2006AccorHotels Arena, ParisFrance
12/05/2006Mediolanum Forum, MilanItaly
14/05/2006Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, BadalonaSpain
16/05/2006AFAS Live, AmsterdamNetherlands
17/05/2006Festhalle, Frankfurt am MainGermany
20/05/2006Spektrum, OsloNorway
21/05/2006Hovet, StockholmSweden
27/05/2006Tweeter Center, Boston, MAUnited States
28/05/2006Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VAUnited States
30/05/2006Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, OHUnited States
31/05/2006Verizon Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, INUnited States
03/06/2006Glendale Arena, Glendale, AZUnited States
05/06/2006Greek Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
05/06/2006The Tonight Show, Burbank, NYUnited States
06/06/2006Concord Pavilion, Concord, CAUnited States
10/06/2006Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IAUnited States
11/06/2006Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MNUnited States
13/06/2006MidWest Bank Amphitheater, Chicago, ILUnited States
14/06/2006Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIUnited States
16/06/2006Blossom Amphitheatre, Cuyahoga Falls, OHUnited States
17/06/2006DTE Energy Center, Clarkston, MIUnited States
19/06/2006Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NYUnited States
20/06/2006Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJUnited States
22/06/2006Madison Square Garden, New York, NYUnited States
24/06/2006PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJUnited States
25/06/2006PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJUnited States
01/10/2006Palamalaguti Arena, BolognaItaly
02/10/2006Palasport Olimpico, TorinoItaly
04/10/2006Villa Manin, UdineItaly
05/10/2006Arena Di Verona, VeronaItaly
07/10/2006Arena Santa Giuliana, PerugiaItaly
08/10/2006Giardini Della Reggia, CasertaItaly
10/10/2006Palalottomatica Sport Palace, RomeItaly
12/10/2006Color Line Arena, HamburgGermany
13/10/2006Ahoy, RotterdamNetherlands
19/10/2006Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, MadridSpain
21/10/2006Estadio Ciutat De Valencia, ValenciaSpain
22/10/2006Plaza De Toros De Granada, GranadaSpain
24/10/2006Palau Sant Jordi, BarcelonaSpain
25/10/2006Palacio Deportes Santander, SantanderSpain
28/10/2006Parken, CopenhagenDenmark
29/10/2006Spektrum, OsloNorway
30/10/2006Globen, StockholmSweden
06/11/2006Koln Arena, CologneGermany
07/11/2006Sportpaleis, AntwerpBelgium
09/11/2006National Exhibition Centre Arena, BirminghamGreat Britain
11/11/2006Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
12/11/2006Wembley Arena, LondonGreat Britain
14/11/2006Hallam FM Arena, SheffieldGreat Britain
17/11/2006The Point, DublinIreland
18/11/2006The Point, DublinIreland
19/11/2006The Point, DublinIreland
21/11/2006Odyssey, BelfastGreat Britain
29/04/2012New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LAUnited States
03/05/2014New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LAUnited States
06/05/2014Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TXUnited States

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