Who Has Managed

DESCRIPTION: "I've traveled through the state, dear Tom, we long have loved so well. And what's the matter with things here.... The working class are very poor...." The singer recalls the good days when Nebraska was settled, and wonders who has mismanaged it sinde
AUTHOR: Words: Luna E. (Mrs. J. T.) Kellie (1857-1940)
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (Farmer's Alliance, September 6, 1890 edition, according to Welsch)
KEYWORDS: home travel Indians(Am.) hardtimes money
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Welsch, pp. 61-62, "Who Has Managed" (1 text, tune referenced)
ADDITIONAL: Nebraska Folklore, Pamphlet Eighteen, "Farmers' Alliance Songs of the 1890's," Federal Writers' Project, 1938, p. 8, "Who Has Managed" (1 text)

cf. "Twenty Years Ago (Forty Years Ago)" (tune)
NOTES [12 words]: For background on Luna Kellie, see the notes to "Marching for Freedom." - RBW
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