DESCRIPTION: "I came out here two years ago... And as I'd been successful, Thinks I, I'll purchase land." Many selections are offered, and many seek to buy. The singer ends up paying a high price for land based on its description -- only to find it a worthless swamp
AUTHOR: Charles Thatcher?
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (AndersonStory)
KEYWORDS: commerce trick hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
AndersonStory, pp. 109-111, "Buying Land" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Sold!" (subject of buying a swamp)
NOTES: 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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