“Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (recording, Grayson & Whitter; manuscript version from 1889?)
Keywords: drink husband wife separation
Found in: US(SE,So)


The wife pleads: "Don't go out tonight, my darling, Do not leave me here alone... Though the wine-cup may be tempting And your friends are full of glee... Darling, won't you stay with me?" But he goes out, and is carried home (dead?)



  1. Randolph 339, "Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling" (1 text)
  2. BrownIII 26, "Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling" (3 texts)
  3. Roud #3521
  4. BI, R339