"Poor Poor Pitiful Me" is a rock song written by Warren Zevon. In keeping with Zevon's sardonic lyrical style, the song vents various complaints about a failed suicide, domestic abuse, and a brush with sadomasochism. The song first appeared on Zevon's 1976 self-titled solo album.
Linda Ronstadt recorded an altered version of the song in 1977. Ronstadt's interpretation was released on the multi-platium album Simple Dreams. Released as a single (on the Asylum label, #45462), Ronstadt's version of the song debuted on the Hot 100 charts February 18, 1978, and peaked at the No. 31 position after nine weeks. Simple Dreams also contained another Zevon song, "Carmelita."