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Thread #82442   Message #1513918
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
01-Jul-05 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Wonder What It Feels Like to Be Poor
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Rothschild said to me...
Note the following, found on Amazon UK. It appears not to be in stock, but the publication data may make it possible to find a copy.

I wonder what it feels like to be poor! [Song.] Written and composed by C. W. Murphy, Dan Lipton and Magini. [Staff and tonic sol-fa notation.] (Lawrence Wright's 6d Edition)
Clarence Wainwright Murphy

Edition: Unknown Binding

Product Details:
*        Unknown Binding 3 pages (1920)
*        Publisher: The Lawrence Wright Music Co
*        ISBN: B0000D09DY

Incidentally, it might seem kind of baffling why this song, so popular once, and evidently still ringing in people's memories--a reviewer talks about it as if it was common--is so hard to find.

My guess: themes this political don't find favor among corporate bodies, still less among those who think there is no such thing as class war--even as the rich wage class warfare on the poor and middle class to a degree not seen since the 1920s. It's "just not mentioned."

Too bad. We could use a song like this right now. Bob