In the Days when I Was Hard Up

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls how difficult life was when he faced poverty. He was scorned by family, and forced to all sorts of tricks to keep alive. He barely overcame the temptation to steal. His consolation was that he wore his ragged clothes honestly.
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: poverty hardtimes
REFERENCES (2 citations):
FSCatskills 99, "In the Days when I Was Hard Up" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1035, p. 71, "In the Days When I Was Hard Up" (3 references)

ST FSC099 (Partial)
Roud #4621
File: FSC099

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.