I'm Despised for Being Poor

DESCRIPTION: "Farewell, false girl(s), I leave you In sorrow and in pain, My absence cannot grieve you, Soon you'll bear a stranger's name." He recalls courting the girl; though it grieves her, she has abandoned him for a rich stranger. He will enlist as a soldier
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: love courting betrayal money soldier
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Belden, pp.194-195, "I'm Despised for Being Poor" (1 text)
Roud #7944
I Was Despised Because I Was Poor
NOTES [39 words]: Nearly every word of this has close parallels elsewhere, except for the final line of each verse, "I'm despised for being poor" (or variants). But since that's the key to the whole song, the result probably should stand on its own. - RBW
File: Beld195

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