“Drunkard Song”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Henry, from Mabel Hall)
Keywords: drink gambling wife warning doctor
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"When I was young I had a fortune... And spent it al in gambling One night when I was drunk." The singer goes to India, and gets drunk. He marries and loses a wife and gets drunk. He becomes ill; the doctor blames it on drink. He warns against drink

References

  1. MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 114-115, "Drunkard Song" (1 text)
  2. BI, MHAp113