“She Is More to Be Pitied than Censured”


A pack of boys jeer at "a girl who had fallen to shame." An old woman declares "She is more to be pitied than censured," and points out that "a man was the cause of it all." A clergyman, too, hopes she will find God's pity

Cross references


  • Richard Brooks & Reuben [or Riley] Puckett, "She's More To Be Pitied" (Brunswick 281, 1928; Supertone S-2075, 1930)
  • Four Aces, "She's More to be Pitied" (Bluebird B-7765/Montgomery Ward M-7724, 1938)
  • Lester McFarland & Robert Gardner, "She's More to be Pitied than Censured" (Melotone 12241 [may have been issued as by Bob Lester & Bud Green], 1931; Conqueror 8004 [as Mac and Bob], 1932; rec. 1930)


  1. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 190-191, "She Is More to Be Pitied than Censured" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 267, "She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured" (1 text)
  4. Roud #15477
  5. BI, SRW190


Author: William B. Gray
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Richard Brooks & Reuben Puckett)
Keywords: infidelity help
Found in: US