The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8026   Message #3134257
Posted By: Charley Noble
13-Apr-11 - 07:32 AM
Thread Name: Origins:Matilda [Mathilda](King Radio/Norman Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matilda, Matilda (from Harry Belafonte)
He sold the horse and cart so that he could entice Matilda to stay with him while supporting her in the style she was accustomed to, but she only did so long enough to steal his money and run to Venezuela. He wasn't thinking of his economic future when he sold cart and horse. Case closed. So sad!

Charley Noble