Old Girl of Cairo Town, The

DESCRIPTION: "There was an old girl who lived in Cairo town, And I wish to the Lord that she was dead. She puts so many notions into my girl's head That we can't get along...." The singer spent all he had on the girl, but she doesn't love him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Neely)
KEYWORDS: love money rejection
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Neely, p. 268, "The Old Girl of Cairo Town" (1 text)
Richard M. Dorson, _Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States_, University of Chicago Press, 1964, pp. 413-414, "The Old Girl of Cairo Town" (1 text)

ST RDBW413 (Full)
Roud #4345
File: RDBW413

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