She Was Poor But She Was Honest (II)

DESCRIPTION: An adaptation of the English original, this is a lampoon of a former governor of Alabama, "Kissing Jim" Folsom, who sired a child out of wedlock.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1955
KEYWORDS: bawdy humorous political seduction
FOUND IN: US(SW,So,Ap,SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Cray-EroticMuse, pp. 132-133, "She Was Poor But She Was Honest II" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Legman-RollMeInYourArms I, pp. 286-288, "She Was Poor But She Was Honest" (1 text, 1 tune)
LibraryThingCampSongsThread, posts 61, 93, "The Ballad of Big Jim Folsom)" (1 text, from user Crypto-Willobie, posted August 31, 2021)
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Roud #9621
RECORDINGS:
Anonymous singer, "Big Jim Folsom" (on Unexp1)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "She Was Poor But She Was Honest (I)" (tune & meter)
NOTES [55 words]: For something so topical, this adaption survived a surprisingly long time. On August 31, 2021, the LibraryThing use Crypto-Willobie recalled a text learned from a parent, who apparently got it from oral tradition. So it was remembered for at least seventy years. That's comfortably longer than Folsom himself, who died in 1987. - RBW
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File: EM132

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