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The Decemberists

Eli, the Barrow Boy (3:27)

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Eli, the barrow boy of the old town
Sells coal and marigolds and he cries out all down the day
Below the tamaracks he is crying
Corn cobs and candle wax for the buying all down the day

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  • whitey tighty.
  • Broke lovesick bastard
  • Below the tamaracks he is crying, corn cobs and candlewax for the buying.
  • the corduroy bit always gets me....so beautiful
  • I almost named my son Eli, instead I named him Dante....im glad becuase I would probably cry when i heard this if i hadnt
  • I saw a really cool fan/vid for this on youtube. Love this song even though it makes me sad. Especially since my son's name is Eli. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2sDIl2M5M0
  • eli, the barrow boy, when they found him....dressed all in corduroy, he had drowned in...the river down the way *crying hysterically*
  • I... I'm not crying. I just.. have something in my eye, that's all. *sniff*
  • Such a sad but yet so beautiful song.
  • sums up all thats great about the decemberists

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