“A Bird in a Gilded Cage”

Author: Words: Arthur J. Lamb / Music: Harry von Tilzer
Earliest date: 1900 (copyright)
Keywords: money marriage age
Found in: US

Description

A couple sees a rich young woman. When the girl envies the fine lady's wealth, her companion replies that "she married for wealth, not for love." He pities her; "she's only a bird in a gilded cage... Her beauty was sold for an old man's gold."

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References

  1. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 205-206, "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Gilbert, pp. 317-318, "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" (1 text)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 266, "A Bird In A Gilded Cage" (1 text)
  4. DT, GILDCAGE
  5. Roud #4863
  6. BI, SRW205