“Drunkard's Song”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: drink children river drowning suicide death
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"I have traveled over these foreign countries, Into a broad and distant range, I give advice to you thoughtless husbands." A drunkard works, spends his wages on drink, beats his children; his wife and children flee into the cold and die

Notes

Thomas's notes seem to state that this song was by Jimmie Mutters, the singer. It however appears to be a more generic song. - RBW

References

  1. Thomas-Makin', p. 123, "Drunkard's Song" (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa123