“Poor Thing”


"A maid all alone in a poor house did dwell.... Her hair was red and her age was nineteen -- Poor thing!" Her swain asks, "Will you fly by the light of yon star? For I am the i of the you that I are." Her father chases the man, who "flew up the flue."


  1. Hudson 88, p. 215, "Poor Thing" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4479
  3. BI, Hud088


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Hudson)
Found in: US(So)