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9666Re: [fearnwhiskey] Re: songs about the great depression

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  • Carl A Zimring
    Sep 1, 2004
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      > --- In fearnwhiskey@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Purcell" <dap@p...> wrote:
      >>> How Can A Man Stand Such Poor Times and Live
      >>
      >> The Del-Lords did a great version of this, you can find it on the
      >> best-of released a few years ago.
      >
      > I know that this song was recorded during the Depression. But I've always
      > thought it must be older, especially since it seems to be written about a
      > period when the economic problem was inflation. (Prices fell during the
      > Great Depression.) Does anyone know anything about older antecedents?

      Sadly my knowledge of 1870s popular song is nil. But I imagine that would be a fine decade to investigate.

      > Nina M., feeling pedantic today

      Understandably, says the fellow proofreading his syllabi.

      Carl Z.
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