“The Double-Breasted Mansion on the Square”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1885 (Lane County Herald)
Keywords: gambling poverty hardtimes cards
Found in: US

Description

"I once was young and gallant and drove a span of grays...." The young man was rich, with property and servants. But he "lost a lot at Keno" and now he has nothing left; he spends most of his life thinking about what he has lost

Cross references

References

  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 25, "The Little Old Sod Shanty" (7 texts, 2 tunes, with the "H" text going here)
  2. Roud #11209
  3. BI, FCW025H