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306 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
4. Then down from her window high she stept, And opened unto him the door: "Come in, you little unfortunate ;
You shall never know want any more. For my own dear son in the army was slain,
My pride,..................my joy,
And as long as I live some shelter will I give To a soldier's poor little boy."
"A Soldier's Poor Little Boy." Contributed by Mr. Kenneth D. Williams, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. Obtained from his grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Eeloat. March 2, 1935. Three eight-line stanzas.
"The Soldier's Boy." Contributed by Mrs. Ira V. Rothrock, of Mount Vernon, Indiana. Posey County. Learned from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schultheis. May 22, 1935. Two eight-line stanzas.
"The Soldier's Poor Little Boy." Contributed by Mrs. Elizabeth Craig Lenington, of Indianapolis, Indiana. Marion County. January 8, 1936. Two four-line stanzas.