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Thread #140894   Message #3815239
Posted By: Jack Campin
17-Oct-16 - 08:16 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)
I just found this, by Longfellow. Same metre and enough verbal overlaps to suggest that the bawdy/music-hall song is a parody of it.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/50463