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Thread #140894 Message #3240186
Posted By: Charley Noble
17-Oct-11 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: She Was Poor (Same The Whole World Over)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Was Poor (Same The Whole World Over)
I'm counting 27 unique verses in Bawdy Ballads & Dirty Ditties of the Wartime RAF, edited by Harold Bennett, p. 229. However, he doesn't provide any notes on how far this song goes back. Likely, it goes back to the Pleistocene. I'm also not finding any trace is Read 'Em & Weep, volume 1 or 2, or any of my music hall books.