She Was Poor But She Was Honest
"She Was Poor but She Was Honest", sometimes known as "(It's the Same) the Whole World Over" or (more rarely) by other names, is a traditional seriocomic song or monologue. It is Roud Folk Song Index number The consensus is that it originated in the late 19th century English music hall ted Reading Time: 3 mins.
· She was poor but she was honest possessed literary merit as a burlesque of poetic solemnity [but] is unprintable Victorian song p46 If Willson Disher was talking about the same song, and given the combination of obscenity and title, it appears likely that he was, this appears to be the earliest record we have of the song.
Part one of a selection of illustrated music hall songs by Benjamin Dalby:"She Was Poor But She Was Honest" performed by Billy Bennett.
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· She was poor but she was honest, Victim of a rich man's whim, First he loved her, then he left her, And she lost her honest name. Then she ran away to London, For to hide her grief and shame; There she met another squire, And she lost her name again. See her riding in a carriage, In the Park and all so gay.
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