If I Had It You Could Get It

DESCRIPTION: "I went right down to my old friend Joe," (to ask for money?), but Joe has none to spare. "If I had it, you could get it, But I am very sorry I haven't got it. For I am all in and down and out." The singer says he will hold his money if he ever gets more
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: money poverty hardtimes begging
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 494, "If I Had It You Could Get It" (1 short text)
Roud #11761
cf. "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" (lyrics)
File: Br494

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