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.
EARLIEST DATE: 1860
KEYWORDS: poverty hardtimes
FOUND IN: US(MA)
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)
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