‘Poor House’ is the sixth song on Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.

The song was co-written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, the only such composition on the band’s second album.

My favorite Traveling Wilburys song is probably ‘End Of The Line’, but there was an obscure one Jeff and I did called ‘Poor House’ on the second record. That was one I wrote about 10 minutes after the session had ended and everyone was leaving. The engineer, Richard Dodd, was like, ‘Hey everybody wait; we’re gonna do this really quick.’ We laid the track down, and Jeff and I did it all in two-part harmony together on one mike, which people don’t do much anymore. At that time, we sang together quite a bit, and we had gotten pretty good a harmonies. We just thought we’d go for it because there’s no fixing it up on one mike.
Tom Petty
Sound + Vision, January 2013

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Next song: ‘Where Were You Last Night?’
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