The Richest Poor Man

by Michael Young

Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Lyrics

I GREET THE DAY AT SUNRISE
THEN I’M OFF TO MAKE ENDS MEET
TILL THE WHISTLE BLOWS AT 5:00
YOU KNOW I’M DEAD ON MY FEET
MY OLD TRUCK JUST BARELY RUNS
BUT I MAKE MY SECOND JOB ON TIME
THEN IT TAKES ME HOME JUST ABOUT DARK
YOU KNOW THAT’S WHERE I FIND

I’M THE RICHEST POOR MAN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
THE RICHEST POOR MAN IN THIS BIG OLE WORLD
WITH AN ACHE IN MY BACK AND CALLUS HANDS
I THANK GOD I’M SUCH A LUCKY MAN
GOT THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AT HOME WITH OUR BABY GIRL
THERE’S COB WEBS IN MY WALLET AND BILLS HIGH IN A PILE
BUT MY SWEETHEART’S GOT A MILLION DOLLAR SMILE
OH I’M THE RICHEST POOR IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

SUNDAY MORNING WE’RE OFF TO CHURCH
I’LL FINALLY GET SOME REST
SITTING THERE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
IN OUR CLEAN SIMPLE SUNDAY BEST
THEN ME AND MY GALS TAKE A PICNIC LUNCH
AND HEAD DOWN BY THE LAKE
A LITTLE BIT OF LAUGHS AND A WHOLE LOT OF LOVE
HOW MUCH WEALTH CAN ONE MAN MAKE

I’M THE RICHEST POOR MAN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
THE RICHEST POOR MAN IN THIS BIG OLE WORLD
WITH NO MONEY IN THE BANK NO RETIREMENT PLAN
I THANK GOD I’M SUCH A LUCKY MAN
GOT THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AT HOME WITH OUR BABY GIRL
THE HOUSE NEEDS FIXIN’ AND OUR CAR IS OLD
BUT MY DARLIN’S LOVE IS PURER THAN GOLD
OH I’M THE RICHEST POOR MAN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

WE GOT GOOD HEALTH AND WE GOT PLENTY TO EAT
CLOTHES ON OUR BACKS AND SHOES ON OUR FEET
I GOT MY BABY’S ARMS TO HOLD ME TIGHT
IT TAKES TWO JOBS JUST TO PAY THE RENT
BUT GIVE ME HUGS AND KISSESS OVER DOLLARS AND CENTS
AND A PEACEFUL MIND WHEN MY HEAD HITS THE PILLOW AT NIGHT

OH I’M THE RICHEST POOR MAN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
YEA THE RICHEST POOR MAN IN THIS BIG OLE WORLD
MY FANTASY ISLAND BRINGS A FARMERS TAN
BUT I THANK GOD I’M SUCH A LUCKY MAN
GOT THE LOVE OF MY LIFE STILL PRECIOUS AS A PEARL
EACH DAY I LIVE MY DREAMS AND LOVE EVERY ONE
MY BUCKET LIST IS ALREADY DONE
BECAUSE I’M THE RICHEST POOR MAN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

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