Poor Old Lazarus (I've Got a Home; Don't You See)
DESCRIPTION: "Poor ol' Lazarus, poor as I, Don't you see? When he had a home on high, Don't you see?" ""Rich man, rich man lived so well, When he died he had a home in hell, Don't you see, don't you see?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Wings Over Jordan)
KEYWORDS: religious death Bible home
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 628, "Poor Old Lazarus" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 628, "Poor Old Lazarus" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
cf. "Dives and Lazarus" [Child 56] (subject) and references there
NOTES [41 words]: Jesus's story of the rich man and Lazarus is found in Luke 16:19-31 (the Lazarus of John 11, 12 is unrelated).
It's worth remembering that this is not something that actually happened in the Bible; rather, it is a story Jesus told as a warning. - RBW
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