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Thread #140894 Message #3240734
Posted By: Lighter
18-Oct-11 - 08:59 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)
It obviously would require inclusion in any future overhaul of Child's "English and Scottish Popular Ballads." Along with "The Bloody Great Wheel" and perhaps others of a similar nature.
If they're not "E&SPBs," what are? (Perhaps I should add "unfortunately.")
In one story line, the heroine sinks further and further into poverty and disease, and ends as a singing corpse after being rescued from the river.
In the other, which is the earliest explicitly referred to in print, she winds up sending her bottles of champagne to her parents.