Dives and Lazarus (I), Lyric Variant 01
 


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Title

Dives and Lazarus (I), Lyric Variant 01

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner, the lower right corner, and the lower left corner were folded into the laminate. There is minor fraying along the upper edge. There is a minor tear hole at the middle right edge. There is acid-related staining at the upper left corner and at the lower left corner.

Subject

Ballads, English -- North Carolina Avarice -- Songs and music Poverty -- Songs and music Heaven -- Songs and music Hell -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Lazarus. The Moon Shines Bright. Diverus and Lazarus. Lazarus and Dives

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/14/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

The Rich Man and Lazarus

There was a man in ancient times,
The scriptures doth inform us,
Whose pomp and grandeur and whose crimes
Were great and very numerous.
This rich man fared sumptuously each day,
And was dressed in purple fine linen,
He ate and drank, but scorned to pray,
And spent his day in sinning.

A poor man lay at the rich man’s gate,
To help himself unable,
And there he lay to humbly wait
For the crumbs from his rich table.
But not one crumb would this happy cure (epicure)
Ever aye pretend to send him,
The dogs took pity and licked his sores,
More ready to befriend him.

This poor man died at the rich man’s gate,
Where angel bands attended,
Straightway to Abraham’s bosom flown,
Where all his sorrows ended.
This rich man died and was buried, too,
But O his dreadful station,
With Abraham and Lazarus both in view
He landed in damnation.

He cried, "O Father Abraham,
Send Lazarus with cold water,
For I’m tormented in these flames
With these inhuman tortures.
Says Abraham: "Son, remember well,
You once did God inherit,
But now at last your doom’s in hell
Because you would not cherish.

Classification Title

Dives and Lazarus (I), Lyric Variant 01

Document Title

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Informant

I. G. Greer

Geographic Location

Zionville, Watauga County, North Carolina

Associated Date

1915

Scholarly Classification

Child, 56 Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 54 Sharp, 84

Dimensions - Original

210 mm x 272 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-17

File name

113_DivesAndLazarus_I_Lyric_01

Transcription Date

2006-08-16

Transcribed By

Leila E. Weinstein

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