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Song title: Love of the common people

(Wilkins / Hurley) by Waylon Jennings 1967

Love of the common people

Livin' on free food, tickets
Water in the milk from the hole in the roof
Where the rain came through
What can you do?

Tears from your little sister
Cryin' 'cause she don't have a dress without a patch
For the party to go
But she'll know she'll get by, 'cause she's

Livin' in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

It's a good thing you don't have a bus fare
It would fall through the hole in your pocket
And you'd lose it in the snow on the ground
Gonna be walking to town to find a job

Trying to keep your hands warm
When the hole in your shoe let the snow come through
And chills you to the bone
And you better go home where it's warm

Livin' in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

Hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo

Livin' in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

Livin' on a dream ain't easy
The closer the knit the tighter the fit
The chills stay away
You take 'em in stride the family pride

You know that faith is your foundation
With a whole lotta love and a warm conversation
But don't forget to pray
Making you strong where you belong

Livin' in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can

Livin' in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can

Livin' in the love of the common people
Smiles from the heart of the family man
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
Mama's gonna love you just as much as she can, as she can

Notes: These lyrics refers to Bruce's version.
The song was also recorded by Elton John, Wanda Jackson, John Denver, Pat Boone, Stiff Little Fingers, Indigo Girls, and Paul Young.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 21/10/2006 Estadio Ciutat De Valencia, Valencia ,Spain during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 22/10/2006 Plaza de Toros, Grenada ,Spain during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 24/10/2006 Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona ,Spain during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 25/10/2006 Palacio de Deportes, Santader ,Spain during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 28/10/2006 Parken, Copenhagen ,Denmark during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 29/10/2006 The Spektrum, Oslo ,Norway during the Seeger sessions tour
 - 30/10/2006 The Globe, Stockholm ,Sweden during the Seeger sessions tour

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First known live performance: 21/10/2006 Estadio Ciutat De Valencia, Valencia ,Spain
Last known live performance: 30/10/2006 The Globe, Stockholm ,Sweden

Song 'history':


It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole The Seeger Session tour
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