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Thread #140894 Message #3240717
Posted By: MGM·Lion
18-Oct-11 - 08:27 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)
originally seems to end with the heroine ridiculously wealthy··············.
No, surely not ~ the story used to end with her on the bridge at midnight, singing farewell blighted love; a scream, a splash, good 'eavens, what is she a doing of! So they dragged her from the river, water from her clothes they wrung; and they thought that she was drownded, but the corpse got up and sung ~~~ OOOOhhhh I't the syme....
(I too admire The Ruined Maid ~~ fine sardonic, ambivalent piece of work.)