DESCRIPTION: As the singer sleeps on some lumber, a policeman awakes and arrests him. He says he has lost his pocketbook and money, his crops are damaged, and he doesn't have a cent to his name. Chorus: "Little Maud, little Maud/She's the dearest darling of all"
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Bela Lam & his Greene County Singers)
KEYWORDS: captivity poverty love prison farming police hardtimes
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Bela Lam & his Greene County Singers, "Little Maud" (OKeh 45177, 1928, rec. 1927; on GoingDown)
cf. "Willy, Poor Boy" (floating verses, some similarity in the tune)
NOTES: To say that this song is disjointed would be an understatement. The verses sound like floaters, but aren't. - PJS
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