"Henry Nearly Killed Me (It's a Shame)" as written by and Raycharles Jack Lamontagne....
All my life I been poor boy son
Scratchin' for my meat
I have been kicked in my teeth
Till the blood run hot and sweet

I seen a lot of living my friend
And this I will repeat
Just because you knock a man down
Don't mean that you got him beat

It's a shame,shame, shame
Baby it's a cryin' shame

Henry nearly killed me,
'Fore they hauled his ass in jail
Slapped me right across my face
With a flour sack full o' nails

Nearly broke my head in two
With his steel-toed boots
Shovin' all that money
Down the laundry chute

It's a shame,shame,shame
Baby it's a cryin' shame

Well, sweet little Mary Anne
With her make-up all a mess
Picks herself up off the floor
Coughs and straightens her dress

Sayin' please,please daddy, can I
Have just a little bit more
I said sorry baby, but I'm headin' out
Somehow this town don't feel like home anymore

It's a shame,shame, shame
Baby it's a cryin' shame

I've seen a lot of living my friend
And this I will repeat
Just because you knock a man down
Don't mean you got him beat


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    My OpinionThis is very possibly the coolest song I've ever heard. Ever.
    The fast pace, his voice...it's wonderful.
    Dead Letterson February 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the absolute best live. I never go to his show expecting this one to be my favorite of the night but it always is.
    sunnyshine579on August 27, 2010   Link

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