“If You'll Only Let Liquor Alone”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963 (Ives-NewBrunswick)
Keywords: promise drink baby husband wife betrayal lie marriage
Found in: Canada(Mar)


The singer reminds her husband that he promised when they married "that you would leave liquor alone." Nevertheless, he breaks his vows "to your kind wife and baby at home."


  1. Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 90-92, "If You'll Only Let Liquor Alone" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1951
  3. BI, IvNB90