Saturday, May 16, 2009

I Beg to Differ

But savaged with problems or not, you will find, among the homeless, in greater proportion than in the general population, people with mighty hearts and kind natures – folks who are likable, lovable, thoughtful and as generous as they can be. Not surprisingly, Jesus was homeless [Matt 8:20], as was Buddha. And as are saints [like St. Francis and Margaret of Cortona] and bodhisattvas [like Layman Pang and Noah Yuttadhammo].

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Sorry Tom, I may be a bum, but I'm no Bodhisattva.

Hallelujah I'm a Bum
Rejoice and be glad, for the springtime has come,
We can throw down our shovels and go on the bum.

[Chorus]
Hallelujah, I'm a bum,
Halleljuh, bum again,
Hallelujah, give us a hand-out to revive us again.

The springtime has come and I'm just out of jail,
Without any money, without any bail.

I went to a house and I rapped on the door,
And the lady said, "Bum bum, you've been here before."

I like Jim Hill 83 , he's a good friend of mine,
That is why I am hiking down Jim Hill's main line.

Oh, why don't you work like other men do?
How can I work when there's no work to do?

I went to a house, and I asked for some bread;
And the lady says, "Bum bum, the baker is dead."

Why don't you work like other men do?
How can I work when there's no work to do?

Why don't you save all the money you earn?
If I didn't eat, I'd have money to burn.

I don't like work and work don't like me,
And that is the reason I am so hungry.


[audio:http://www.archive.org/download/Bum/HallejujahImaBum.mp3]