by Solong » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:20 pm
Did the woman (his dining partner) order something that he didn't know was a certain price? Did SHE know it was of a certain price? Did she order more than she said she would? Yessish to these. More than he expected? A definite yes to this!A particularly expensive dish/item? Did she say something originally that made him think he would have enough money? Did she say she would pay for some/all of their/her/his food?Noish or n.r. to all of these.
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The song "I had but 50 cents" was written by Sam Devere in 1895, when the average wage was $1/hr, and you could buy a decent meal for 50 cents. Lyrics:
If you could see the girl I took to a fancy ball
You could span around her tiny waist so neat and very small.
I thought about two oysters sure would fill her up complete.
Such a dainty delicate little thing, but this is what she eat:
A dozen raw, with a plate of slaw, and a fancy Boston roast,
A big beef stew, with crackers too, and a soft crab on toast.
Then she tried some oysters fried. Her appetite was immense.
When she yelled for pie, I thought I'd, for I had but 50 cents.
After putting all this away, she smiled so very sweet.
Said she wasn't hungry a bit, she wished that she could eat.
For a little girl, you bet she had a terrible tank.
She said she wasn't thirsty, but this is what she drank:
A brandy, a gin, and a big hot rum, and a schooner of lager beer,
Three whiskey skins and a couple of gins did quickly disappear,
With a bottle of ale and a gin cocktail she astonished all the gents.
I fell on the floor when she called for more, for I had but 50 cents.
To finish it up this delicate gal cleaned out an ice cream can.
She said, "Sam, I'll tell Mama you're such a real nice man."
She said she'd bring her sisters along next time she went for fun.
I showed the man my 50 cents, and this is what he done:
He broke my nose, he tore my clothes, he shook me out of breath.
I took the prize of two black eyes, he crushed me half to death.
Gave me no chance, but made me dance, and fired me over the fence.
Take my advice, don't try that twice, if you have but 50 cents.
Cheers!