Once I Had Two Hands Full of Gold

DESCRIPTION: "Once I had two hands full of gold, Beside a plentiful store, But I didn't have a shoe to my foot, Nor a hat upon my head (x2)."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: clothes gold hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, pp. 181-182, "Once I Had Two Hands Full of Gold" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES [29 words]: The fragment in Peters is so short that it isn't really possible to tell what sort of song this is. A gold rush song? A morality tale? Presumably it's one or the other. - RBW
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File: Pet181

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