The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8026   Message #3134390
Posted By: Charley Noble
13-Apr-11 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: Origins:Matilda [Mathilda](King Radio/Norman Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matilda, Matilda (from Harry Belafonte)
Not according to the version of the lyrics that Joe Offer posted above:

Five hundred dollars, friends I lost
What made me sell me cat(sic) and horse,
Hey - a - Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.

I'm assuming "cat" is a typo for "cart" but I could be wrong.

Charley Noble