Poor, But a Gentleman Still

DESCRIPTION: "Don't think by my dress that I come here to beg, Though the sharp pains of hunger I feel; The cup of misfortune I've drained to the dregs, Though poor, I'm a gentleman still." The singer describes how he became poor, pointing out that he is still honest
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1879 (stage performance, per FSCatskills)
KEYWORDS: poverty
FOUND IN: US(MA,SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
FSCatskills 103, "Poor, But a Gentleman Still" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 829, "A Gentleman Still" (1 text)
Shellans, pp. 84-85, "I'm Poor But a Gentleman Still" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gilbert, pp. 151-152, "Poor, but a Gentleman Still" (1 text)

ST FSC103 (Partial)
Roud #7337
File: FSC103

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 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.