Mr. Sorrow

Live Bootleg: The Deaf Institute, Williamsburg Music Hall, The Bishop, Cat's Cradle
The Deaf Institute

Lyrics

[Tommy was very right for me
He set a fine example ???
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Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow

You were once ??? grateful for my
Little valley of sorrow
And the dry and Spartan comforts
I hold there

But aren't you the big shot now and
You brook like no tomorrow
Far too proud you are
For fashion or for flair

Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow
And the tried and barren vale
I supervise

Everybody respects me
Until the day their ship comes in
And then my dry and barren valley
They despise

I was there with you on the day
She left you weeping
I held your hand
As you trembled so sad

But don't you hug ??? now
In that happy house you're keeping
Have you forgotten the day
When I was all you had?

But then
Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow

Everybody forgets me
Once their ship comes in

Williamsburg Music Hall

Lyrics

[And I thought of one last thing that might fit before
Can you bear one more?
Here's one I'd forgotten about
The night before, and the night before that
We haven't done this one yet

Yeah I did, back in about 1980 46 [[responding to some comment from the audience]]]

Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow

But you once were grateful for my
Little valley of sorrow
And the dry and Spartan comforts
I hold there

But now you're a big shot now and
You brook like no tomorrow
Aren't you proud you are now
For fashion now, or for flair

[But that's how it is]

Cause everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow
And the dry and barren vale
I supervise

[???]

Everybody respects me
Until the day their ship comes in
And then my dry and barren valley
They despise

I was there with you on the day
That she left you weeping
And in fact, I held your hand
As you trembled there so sad

But aren't you hearty now
In the happy house you're keeping
Have you forgotten the day
When I was all you had?

[That's how it always is with me]

Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow

The Bishop

Lyrics

Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow

You were once grateful for my
Little round of sorrow
And the dry Spartan comforts
I hold there

But you're a big shot now and
You brook like no tomorrow
How surprised you are now
For fashion or for flair

[But that's how it goes with everybody]

Cause everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow

And the tried and barren hills
I supervise

Everybody respects me
Until the day their ship comes in
And then the dry and barren valley
They despise

I was there with you on the day
Soon after you weeping
I held your hand
As you trembled there so sad

But aren't you happy now
In the haughty house you're keeping
Haven't you forgotten the day
When I was all you had?

[But then, it's just like everyone else]

Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow

Without me you can't enjoy your own ???
You don't pass through it all
You don't pass through the floor

[Goodnight everyone]

Cat's Cradle

Lyrics

You were once grateful for my
Little valley of sorrow
And the spare and Spartan comforts
That I hold there

But you're a big shot now and
You brook like no tomorrow
How ??? you are now
For fashion or for flair

[Everyone's like that]

Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow
[And when they're happy, they forget]
That they were ever sad
They forget the vows they've made

Everybody respects me
Til the day their ship comes in
And then my dry and barren valley
They despise

I was there with you on the day
She left you weeping
I held your hand
As you trembled
So sad

But aren't you contented now
In the haughty house you're keeping?
Have you forgotten the day
When I was all you had?

Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow
And the dry and ??? tale
I do provide

Everybody respects me
Til the day their ship comes in
And then my dry and barren valley
They despise

Everybody forgets me
I'm Mr Sorrow

[Good night]