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Thread #8026   Message #3134092
Posted By: GUEST,MorwenEdhelwen1
12-Apr-11 - 10:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins:Matilda [Mathilda](King Radio/Norman Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matilda, Matilda (from Harry Belafonte)
The "cart and horse" line is what puzzles me. A cart and horse was equivalent to a car in the rural West Indies at the time. So from this we can guess the narrator is probably living in the countryside and uses the cart and horse as transport. If she sold the cart and horse there must be something else going on- would anyone really sell one of their most valuable possessions with no real reason?