“Don't Go, Tommy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940 (Randolph)
Keywords: age family work nonballad gambling drink
Found in: US(So)


"You'll miss it, my boy, now mind what I say, Don't spend all your money and time in that way." The aged parents beg Tommy not to go out carousing. They tell him to work, and remind him that they cared for him. Refrain" Don't go there, Tommy, don't go."


  1. Randolph 857, "Don't Go, Tommy" (1 text)
  2. Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 163-164, "Don't You Go, Tommy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #7531
  4. BI, R857