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Alwyn Jones Male, 71, United States (10/17/2011 11:27:00 AM)

I wondered if anyone might be able to help me hunt down a poem, which I vaguely recall being read to me in my childhood (a long time ago) . It was a comic poem by Walter de la Mare (at least, I think so) about Money. Each verse had, as I recall, a refrain, which went something like: 'A wonderful thing to have money, ho hum; a wonderful thing to have money.' The poem might be appropriate for times like these.

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  • Alwyn Jones (10/17/2011 3:37:00 PM) Post reply

    Well, with several hours more searching, I've found the answer myself. Not de la Mare at all, but Arthur Hugh Clough. Once I stopped including 'de la Mare' in my search, Google turned up a lady, Elainesweet, asking my very question on murmurs.com on December 3,2006. The answer was provided, all of three minutes later, by DrinkTheElixir: Dipsychus, by the said AHC. I found the full poem at http: //www.bartleby.com/71/1007.html. The correct refrain is
    'So pleasant it is to have money, heigh ho!
    So pleasant it is to have money.'
    Indeed so.

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