Pauper's Cowhides, The
DESCRIPTION: "Say, RIchards, have you seen the paupers With a mortgage on their lands, Going to congress with their cowhides." "Schemers" steal their crops; "Money-changers" will not yield, but "Thus must be the hayseed jubilo And the pauper's kingdom come."
AUTHOR: Words: Luna E. (Mrs. J. T.) Kellie (1857-1940)
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (Farmer's Alliance, October 4, 1890 edition, according to Welsch)
KEYWORDS: poverty derivative political money
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Welsch, pp. 67-68, "The Pauper's Cowhides" (1 text, tune referenced)
ADDITIONAL: Nebraska Folklore, Pamphlet Eighteen, "Farmers' Alliance Songs of the 1890's," Federal Writers' Project, 1938, p. 3, "The Pauper's Cowhides" (1 text)
cf. "Kingdom Coming (The Year of Jubilo)" (tune)
NOTES: For background on Luna Kellie, see the notes to "Marching for Freedom." - RBW
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