When I Was a Rich Man

DESCRIPTION: "When I was a rich man, I wore my silk and satin; But now I am a poor man, I wear my cotton bagging. When I was a rich lady, I had a rich lady's baby! But now I am a Negro, damn a Negro baby."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Morris, Southern Folklore Quarterly)
KEYWORDS: money clothes baby Black(s)
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #143, "When I Was a Rich Man" (1 short text)
Roud #5060
File: Morr143

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