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Thread #140894   Message #3240800
Posted By: Genie
18-Oct-11 - 11:59 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)
Yes, in the version I learned from Theodore Bikel (posted above), as in the story line of the Penguin Comic & Curious Verse version, early on in her "losing her name" to men in high places the lass is living the high life as a 'kept woman' and sending champagne to her aged parents (who, like "Aunt Clara," is not forgiven). She starts out well-off because of her dalliances but ends up cast off and poor again and throws herself off the bridge (then sings the chorus after she's pulled from the river).