How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
DESCRIPTION: Times are hard; goods used to be cheap, but they're now exorbitant. Schools are bad, but all children are sent nonetheless. Prohibition, although good, is inappropriately enforced. Preachers and doctors are corrupt.
AUTHOR: Blind Alfred Reed
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Blind Alfred Reed)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes nonballad money
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Darling-NAS, pp. 383-384, "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" (1 text)
New Lost City Ramblers, "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" (on NLCR09, NLCRCD1)
Blind Alfred Reed, "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" (Victor V-40236, 1929; on HardTimes1)
cf. "The Rigs of the Times" (subject)
NOTES: Pity we don't have a keyword "bitching." - PJS
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