"Young Man Blues" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Oh, well, a young man
Ain't got nothin' in the world these days
I said a young man
Ain't got nothin' in the world these days

Well, you know in the old days
When a young man was a strong man
All the people, they'd step back
When a young man walked by

But you know, nowadays
It's the old man
He's got all the money
And a young man ain't got nothin' in the world these days
I said
Ain't got nothing
Got sweet nothing

Everybody knows that
Everybody knows that
Everybody knows that a young man ain't got nothin'

Ooh, yeah
Everybody knows that a young man ain't got nothin'
In the old, in the old days
Oh, in the old days
Everybody stepped back when a young man walked by
They stepped back
They stepped back
They stepped back
They stepped far, far back, yeah

Have pity on the young man
They ain't got nothin' in the world these days, I said
They ain't got nothin'!
They got sweet fuck-all!


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"Young Man Blues" as written by Mose Allison

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    General CommentNo comments on this song?

    I just signed up just becuase this song hasnt been commented on its sooooooooooooo good man!

    Beleive me this is an amazing song, you gotta listen to it. Rock fans, who fans, whatever! this is a hidden gem for sure. The lyrics itself have so much meaning today as well as back in the sixties when they were written but its when you here it, it just blows you away!.

    LISTEN TO THIS SONG MAN!

    ITS GREAT! HONEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MadMaccaon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt really is lol
    I have the live version and it pretty much dominates
    They were great live.. not the same... psychicness of Zeppelin..
    But they had a really cool unique live sound


    Plus they were just crazy
    EmporerEzekeilon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy mom and aaunt saw Zep on the US '77 tour. Both said it was the worst show they'd ever been to. Page seemingly forgot how to play halfway through and they were basically wobbling around and hitting a random note on an out-of-tune guitar and bass and just wacking away at the floor tom while Plant mumbled random bullshit.
    EveryMnon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, I have a playlist of this on youtube... live at the Isle of Wight '69, in London c. Dec '69, at the Tanglewood Music Shed July of '70, the Isle of Wight '70, again in '74, and finally in Chicago in '79. I also have 2 or 3 covers included. Too bad there ain't video footaage of the Leeds version- but that one is a bit clean for me anyway.
    EveryMnon March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI should also mention, Macca, that this song was written around 1957 by jazz-blues pianist Mose Allison.
    EveryMnon April 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthem playing this live at woodstock is amazing. They were all fucked up on lsd.
    givinwhatforon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIll check them sets on youtube

    Mose Allison, yeh , heard them explain about 'da jazz sage' on Live at Leeds when I checked that. Its a tune man, the who were so tight musically.

    Bad ass music

    The WHO are fuckin lethal, the best set of musicians in a band for me man.
    MadMaccaon August 21, 2007   Link

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