“The Dole Song”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: poverty hardtimes nonballad unemployment
Found in: Canada(Newf)


When you go on the dole they take your report: name and "what you've got." Scratch through the seasons and do anything to stay off the dole. When the man with money dies and is buried "he'll have no better chance than the poor man on the dole"


  1. Lehr/Best 30, "The Dole Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe030