A Little Boy Called Joe Song Lyrics and Chords

Ralph Stanley

A Little Boy Called Joe

 

A Little Boy Called Joe Song Lyrics and Chords by Ralph Stanley

 

A Little Boy Called Joe
Recorded by Ralph Stanley
Written by Leamon Allen and Ralph Stanley
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In a war torn land of poverty some
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where across the  
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A little boy is waitin’ he looks a lot lik
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hair is like the sunlight on the  
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wings of a  
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crow
 
I don’t know what they named him but I
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€m sure they called  
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him 
 
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Just a  
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little boy called Joe like so  
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many more I know
 
Left all alone somewhere across the  
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I want  
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him to have my name little  
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Joe is mine to  
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claim
 
A little boy called  
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Joe belongs to  
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His mother died to give him life the  
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night my orders  
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came
 
I wanted to be with him but war’s an evi
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thing
 
Now  
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he won’t recognize me but I€
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ve got to let  
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He means much more to someone than just a  
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little boy called  
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Joe
 
Just a  
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little boy called Joe like so  
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many more I know
 
Left all alone somewhere across the  
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sea
 
I want  
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him to have my name little  
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Joe is mine to  
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claim
 
A little boy called  
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Joe belongs to  
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me

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song A Little Boy Called Joe?
– The song A Little Boy Called Joe was sang by Ralph Stanley.

 

Who is Ralph Stanley?
– Ralph Edmund Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016) was an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley began playing music in 1946, originally with his older brother Carter Stanley as part of The Stanley Brothers, and most often as the leader of his band, The Clinch Mountain Boys. He was also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley.
He was part of the first generation of bluegrass musicians and was inducted into both the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor and the Grand Ole Opry.

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