U. S. E. D.
DESCRIPTION: "U. S. E. D., suckers ev'ry day, Fifty cents an hour, four bucks a day... They make you whistle for your money." Hawaiians complains about the United States Engineer Department; others complain about life in Hawaii
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Coffin & Cohen)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes nonballad Hawaii
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, pp. 95-98, "(Lei Ana Ika or U.S.E.D.)" (1 short text plus many additional verses, 1 tune)
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