“The Poor Working Girl”


"The poor working girl, may heaven protect her, She has such an awf'ly hard time, The rich man's daughter goes haughtily by, My God! Do you wonder at crime?" ("Her man drives his new model T And drinks rotten hooch till he's blind.")


Not to be confused with the early twentieth century pop tune "Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl" - RBW


  1. Sandburg, p. 195, "The Poor Working Girl" (1 short text, 1 tune)
  2. Arnett, p. 151, "The Poor Working Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. JHJohnson, p. 18, "The Poor Working Girl" (1 text)
  4. Roud #4271
  5. BI, San195


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sandburg)
Found in: US