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Thread #140894 Message #3241280
Posted By: Lighter
19-Oct-11 - 09:38 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)
To each his own.
Brophy & Partridge's bawdy text from 1914-18 (not printed till years later) continues the sordid story after the champagne but significantly makes no mention of a "wealthy marriage."
In it, the heroine winds up back home "cracking ice for grandpa's piles," quite as in "Life Presents a Dismal Picture."
No early version includes the suicide attempt. That also persuades me that it's a later accretion.