Unsuccessful Swell, The

DESCRIPTION: "I'll sing now of a fine young swell Who in a ship did sail here," hoping to get rich in the gold fields. He can't even get a good price for the tools he bought. He grows poorer and poorer. Even when he works a good place, he has no luck
AUTHOR: Charles R. Thatcher (1831-1878)? (source: AndersonStory)
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (AndersonStory)
KEYWORDS: gold mining travel hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
AndersonStory, pp. 32-34, "The Unsuccessful Swell" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: For brief background on Charles Thatcher's career, see the notes to "Where's Your License?" For an extensive collection of his songs, see AndersonStory. - RBW
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