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Thread #140894   Message #3240312
Posted By: Charley Noble
17-Oct-11 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: She Was Poor (Same The Whole World Over)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Was Poor (Same The Whole World Over)
The version my family used to sing was closest to what can be found in the Sandburg and H. L. Mencken version in An American Songbag.

Someone should be able to dredge up some earlier clues to such a popular old ditty.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble