“Poor Old Lazarus (I've Got a Home; Don't You See)”


"Poor ol' Lazarus, poor as I, Don't you see? When he had a home on high, Don't you see?" ""Rich man, rich man lived so well, When he died he had a home in hell, Don't you see, don't you see?"


Jesus's story of the rich man and Lazarus is found in Luke 16:19-31 (the Lazarus of John 11, 12 is unrelated).

It's worth remembering that this is not something that actually happened in the Bible; rather, it is a story Jesus told as a warning. - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 628, "Poor Old Lazarus" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11929
  3. BI, Br3628


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Wings Over Jordan)
Found in: US(SE)