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Thread #8026   Message #3134030
Posted By: GUEST,MorwenEdhelwen1
12-Apr-11 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins:Matilda [Mathilda](King Radio/Norman Span)
Subject: Origins: Matilda, Matilda: Why did she take it?
In the song "Matilda", about the woman who took a man's money and left for Venezuela, what was her motive for taking the money, which was either $5000 or $500, and selling the cart and horse? Was it five hundred dollars or five thousand dollars? There could've been a revenge element, or something else. Would like to read your thoughts.